- Award-winning poets Claudia Keelan and Donald
Revell will read from their works Thursday, Feb. 13, as the 2002-2003
Visiting Writers Series continues at The University of Southern
The series is sponsored by the university's Center
for Writers. The readings, which are free and open to the public,
are scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Ogletree Alumni House. It will mark
the second program of the series for the spring semester.
Keelan an associate professor of English
and editor of the literary journal, Interim, at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas has published three prize-winning collections
of poetry. Her first book, Refinery, won the Cleveland State University
Poetry Prize in 1994. The Secularist was a winner in the 1997 Contemporary
Poetry Series from the University of Georgia Press, and her recently
published Utopic won the 2000 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James
Utopic was called "profoundly moving"
by poet Robert Creeley.
Revell's most recent collection of poems is There
Are Three by Wesleyan Press. A professor of English and creative
writing at the University of Utah, Revell's other books include
Beautiful Shirt, Erasures, New Dark Ages, The Gaza of Winter and
From the Abandoned Cities. He is a recipient of fellowships from
the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for
the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.
New Dark Ages, which won the PEN Center USA West
Award, was described by poet David St. John as " a stunning
and troubling collection."