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Poet Gregory Orr to read at WFU

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
January 29, 2004

As part of the Wake Forest University Writers Reading Series, poet Gregory Orr will read from his work Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

A professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, Orr is the author of eight collections of poetry, including his most recent, “The Caged Owl: New and Selected Poems.”

His poetry has appeared in numerous national literary magazines, including The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review and The New Yorker. He has also published a book of essays, “Poetry as Survival,” and a memoir called “The Blessing,” which, according to Publishers Weekly, is “a gripping chronicle of his troubled boyhood.”

Orr is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the YM-YWHA Poetry Center's Discovery Award. He has served as poetry consultant to the Virginia Quarterly Review for more than twenty years.

A booksigning and reception will follow the reading in Ammons Lounge, Room A107 in Tribble Hall.

For more information about the Writers Reading Series, contact Dennis Sampson in the Wake Forest English department at 336-758-5390.


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