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Poet David Ray To Speak at Doane

Poet David Ray To Speak at Doane

Poet David Ray will share readings of his work on Doane's Crete campus Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 P.M., in Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, and will deliver the Lucille Cobb lecture on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30  p.m., also in the Conservatory.

The public is invited to attend both events.

David Ray is the author of numerous books published by a variety of presses, including Copper Canyon Press, Wesleyan University Press, the University of Chicago Press, and St. Martin's Press. He was the founding editor of New Letters and has won many prizes, among them the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and the William Carlos Williams Award (he is the only poet to have done so twice). Ray has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work has appeared in Harper's, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, and numerous other journals magazines.

Ray's most recent titles include Music of Time: Selected and New Poems (The Backwaters Press, 2006) and When (Howling Dog Press, 2007). He will give a reading from these and other volumes as part of the English Department's Lucille Cobb lecture series, a well established, prestigious Doane tradition, which has featured such renowned writers as Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and Miroslav Holub, a Czech poet and scientist, as well as editors, scholars, environmental writers, and novelists/public radio commentators.