June 13, 2011
Missouri Poet Laureate Releases CD
Missouri Poet Laureate and Webster University Professor of English, David Clewell, has released the poetry CD, There's Going To Be Trouble. The two-CD set contains his recording of 28 poems from his books Blessings in Disguise (1991), Now We're Getting Somewhere (University of Wisconsin Press, 1994), The Low End of Higher Things (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), and his just released Taken Somehow by Surprise (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).
"For years people have said, 'I love hearing you read your poems,' says Clewell. "I bet they're going to be sorry now: almost two-and-a-half hours -- more Clewell audio then they'll need in a lifetime, probably."
David Clewell was appointed Missouri's second Poet Laureate in March 2010. He is the author of nine collections of poems and two book-length poems. His work has appeared regularly in a wide variety of national magazines and journals — including Harper's, Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review and New Letters — and is presented in more than 50 anthologies. Among his honors are several book awards: the Four Lakes Poetry Prize (for Taken Somehow By Surprise), the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize (for Now We're Getting Somewhere) and a National Poetry Series selection (Blessings in Disguise). Clewell has taught writing and literature at Webster University in St. Louis since 1981 and also directs the English Department's creative writing program and the attendant Visiting Writers Series.
There's Going To Be Trouble was produced and recorded by Gary Gottlieb, Webster University associate professor of audio production, and is available for free. For more information on Clewell, a sample of his recordings and a schedule of his public appearances, go to: www.webster.edu. To receive a copy of the CD, contact Erin Rivers at email@example.com or at 314-968-7140. Media inquiries may be directed to Christine Eason, director, Media Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-968-5976.
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