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Visiting writer, noted poet Robert Dana to read

10/28/2003 9:45:01 AM


LYNCHBURG, Va.–Robert Dana, award-winning poet and R-MWC's Visiting Writer for the fall semester, will read from his work on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 PM in the Alice Ashley Jack Room on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The reading is free and open to the public.

Robert Dana was born in Boston in 1929. After serving in the South Pacific at the end of World War II, he moved to Iowa where he attended Drake University and The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poetry has won several awards including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and The Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University. Retired from teaching after forty years as Poet-in-Residence at Cornell College, he has also served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Stockholm University and at several American colleges and universities. His books include What I Think I Know: New and Selected Poems; Yes, Everything; Hello Stranger; and Summer.

For more information on Dana's reading, or other readings at R-MWC, contact Jim Peterson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program, at 434-947-8513.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations