Poem Present: "White Leaves in Heaven's Tree."
Donald Revell is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently of A Thief of Strings (2007) and Pennyweight Windows: New & Selected Poems (2005), both from Alice James Books. Winner of the 2004 Lenore Marshall Award and two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Award in poetry, Revell has also received the Gertrude Stein Award, two Shestack Prizes, two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA as well as from the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim Foundations. He is also the author of three volumes of translation: Rimbaud's A Season in Hell (Omnidawn, 2007), Apollinaire's Alcools (Wesleyan, 1995) and The Self-Dismembered Man: Selected Later Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire (Wesleyan, 2004). Revell's critical writings include Invisible Green: Selected Prose (Omnidawn, 2005) and The Art of Attention: A Poet's Eye (Graywolf, 2007). He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at UNLV.
Recorded Friday, October 24, 2008 at University of Chicago-Classics 110.