Poet, translator, and editor Donald Revell performed in front of a near-capacity crowd on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in the Soderberg Auditorium. Revell, who was the final visiting poet in the Spring 2010 New Writing Series lineup, read from Thief of Strings and his newest volume, The Bitter Withy, both published by Alice James Books, whose director Carey Salerno was also in attendance. Professor Steven Evans introduced Revell, who read for 40 minutes.
The event was recorded on digital videotape by Carey Haskell and as a wav file on a Zoom H4n digital audio-recorder by Steve Evans.
Set List — compiled by Jason Canniff (after the jump)
Delirium: A Landscape
Halloween, Blue Diamond, Nevada
To the Christians
To the Jews
To the Muslims
Can’t Stand It
Lay of Waters
Long Legged Bird
After the reading, Revell answered questions from the audience about his compositional practices, his work as a translator from the French, and his ideas about “purity” and “privacy” in poetry.