Monday, April 16, 2012

Marvin Bell to appear At Bellamy Road

Poetry Reading by Marvin Bell
Thursday April 19, 2012. Socializing at 7pm over beverages and light snacks – reading at 7:30.

American poet Marvin Bell was born in 1937 in New York. He was educated at Alfred University, and earned advanced degrees at the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa, where he later taught forty years for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The first Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa, Marvin now splits his time between homes in Port Townsend, Washington, and Iowa City, and teaches for the brief-residency MFA program based in Oregon at Pacific University.

He served in the Army as a Foreign Military Training Officer in 1964-65 and is the author of 23 books of poetry and essays. His first nationally distributed book, A Probable Volume of Dreams, was awarded the prestigious Lamont Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets. Other honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and Fulbright appointments to Yugoslavia and Australia

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Marvin Bell has been called "an insider who thinks like an outsider," and his writing has been called "ambitious without pretension."

Bellamy Road is open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. AND BY APPOINTMENT.

The address is 5910 Hampton Street, Melrose, Florida 32666 on State Road 26. Phone is (352) 475-3435. Also contact by email or or cell phone (352) 283-9700.

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