Public Program- David Roderick

Lectures and Performances
Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:30pm

Blue Colonial
by David Roderick

Blue Colonial
Blue Colonial (Copper Canyon Press, 2006) is the winner of the ninth annual American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, a competition judged this year by Robert Pinsky. In this collection, David Roderick re-imagines the past in order to explore the burdens of our historical inheritance: vanished Native American tribes, the seeds of American culture, and our physical and psychological encroachment on the natural landscape. Whether he is writing about historical legacy or his own back yard, Roderick has arrived at a voice of distinct solitariness and precise observation.

David Roderick conducted research for Blue Colonial at AAS as a Robert and Charlotte Baron Creative and Performing Artist and Writers Fellow in 2003. He earned an M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Massachusetts and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. A native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, he is currently the Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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