Joyner Library and ECU’s Contemporary Writers Series present poet Dave Smith of Johns Hopkins University speaking at the Robert Penn Warren Exhibit.

RPW_screenDave Smith is currently the Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry at Johns Hopkins University. Influenced by the work of James Dickey, AR Ammons, and Robert Penn Warren, Smith’s poetry chronicles the changing landscape of our country and the changing South.

The Robert Penn Warren Exhibit at Joyner Library represents some of the finest work in the Stuart Wright Collection and the largest collection of associated Warren material held outside the Beinecke Library at Yale University and the University of Kentucky.  Warren rare and fine print books, typescripts, holograph notes and manuscripts, letters, photographs, and ephemeral documents highlight the life and career of one of the greatest American writers of the 20thcentury. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) is the only writer to have won a Pulitzer Prize in both fiction and poetry.
Contact:    For more information, contact Tom Douglass at douglasst@ecu.edu or 252-328-6723

 

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