Trinity University Press

Marvin Bell

Marvin Bell’s twenty-three books of poetry and essays include Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems, Whiteout (a collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons), Mars Being Red, Rampant, Nightworks: Poems 1962–2000, The Book of the Dead Man, and Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See. His literary honors include awards from the Academy of American Poets and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as Senior Fulbright appointments to Yugoslavia and Australia. He taught for forty years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, teaches now for the brief-residency MFA based in Oregon at Pacific University, and lives in Iowa City, Iowa, and Port Townsend, Washington. See a brief interview with him about writing in the “On the Fly” series at <>.

7 Poets, 4 Days, 1 Book

The brilliantly energetic and multi-talented Christopher Merrill devised a virtually unprecedented writing experiment. Launching it with a spirit of literary camaraderie and a dash of mischief, Merrill invited six other poets to join him for four days to write poems in together around a long table in a sunlit room at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City. Crossing differences of generation and...

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