TWO-FOR-ONE POETS: Robert Dana & Rick Campbell to Read on Thursday, April 7, 4:00PM

Poet Robert Dana, whose still-active writing career spans more than
fifty years, and who has studied and worked with many of the twentieth
century's literary giants, will read from his work at The University of
Georgia on Thursday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. in room 265 of Park Hall.
This event, open to the public free of charge, is sponsored by the
Georgia Poetry Circuit and The Georgia Review.

Rick Campbell, poet and longtime director of the Anhinga Press in
Tallahassee, will open for Dana, whose most recent poetry volumes have
been published by Anhinga: Morning of the Red Admirals (2004), Summer
and Hello, Stranger (1996).

Robert Dana's fifteen collections also include Yes, Everything
(1994) and What I Think I Know: New and Selected Poems (1991), both from
Another Chicago Press; Starting Out for the Difficult World (Harper and
Row, 1987); In A Fugitive Season (Windhover Press, 1979), and Some
Versions of Silence
(W.W. Norton, 1967). He has also published A
Community of Writers: Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
and Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers (1986).

Born in Boston and reared in New England, Dana served in the South
Pacific during World War II and then earned degrees at Drake University
and the fledging Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. At Iowa,
Dana studied under Robert Lowell and John Berryman, and his classmates
included Philip Levine and W. D. Snodgrass. Dana then taught literature
and creative writing at Cornell College for forty years, retiring a
decade ago. During his time at Cornell, he restarted (in 1964) and
edited the then-defunct North American Review, the country's oldest
extant periodical (established in 1815). Dana's visiting teaching
appointments have included the University of Florida, Wayne State
University, and the University of Stockholm in Sweden. Dana's work has earned for him numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, and the poet laureateship of Iowa.

Rick Campbell teaches at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
in Tallahassee in addition to overseeing Anhinga Press, which has been
publishing poetry for more than thirty years. Campbell's collections
include The Traveler's Companion (2004) and Setting the World in Order

Contact: The Georgia Review (706-542-3481, garev@uga.edu)

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