Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell has taught at the University of NC-Greensboro since 1964 and has won the O. Max Gardner Award for teaching excellence. He is one of America’s most versatile writers and critics, having published five novels, two novels-in-stories, two short story collections, a critical prose collection, a reader, and over a dozen books of poetry. His writing has been recognized by many state, national, and international awards, including the Bollingen Prize and the T.S. Eliot Award. His titles include: River, Bloodfire, Wind Mountain, Midquest: A Poem (which gathers the previous volumes), Castle Tzingal, Source, First and Last Words, Dagon, The World Between the Eyes, and his latest collection of poems, Family Gathering, (LSU Press, 2000). His collected essays, A Way of Happening, were published in 1998 by Picador USA. He has served as poet laureate for the state of North Carolina since 1997.

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