The Gwen Frostic Reading Series is pleased to present poet Marvin Bell next Wednesday, November 7. Bell will be speaking at a Q&A at 4pm on the 10th floor of Sprau. His reading will be at 8pm at the Little Theater.
Author of nineteen collections of poetry and creator of a form known as the "dead man poem," for which he is both famous and infamous, Marvin Bell was for many years the Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and served two terms as the state of Iowa's first Poet Laureate. He now teaches for the brief-residency MFA based in Oregon at Pacific University. His most recent work includes Iris of Creation, The Book of the Dead Man, Ardor, Nightworks: Poems 1962-2000, Rampant, and his latest collection, Mars Being Red. The recipient of awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Poetry Review, and Poetry Magazine, Bell has also held Senior Fulbright Appointments to Yugoslavia and Australia.
We hope you can join us for these events. Please encourage your students to attend.