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Marvin Bell

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Catalog Number: 20030709, 20000405, 19991013

The Flannery O’Connor Professor of Letters at the esteemed Writers’ Work-shop of the University of Iowa, Bell has significantly influenced contemporary American poetry, not just through his teaching and writing, but also through his work as an editor and critic.  In this public poetry reading, he presents a variety of works from love poetry to pieces from his radical collection, The Book of the Dead Man, and shares stories about his craft.

| Subject Matter: Contemporary American Poetry, Literary Editing | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: The Flannery O’Connor Professor of Letters |

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