Celebrating A.R. Ammons
October 22nd, 2010
“Single Threads Unbraided,” a celebration of the work of poet A.R. Ammons will be held Nov. 15 – 16 at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The symposium will examine Ammons’ poetry, art and letters as well as his contributions to American culture and the arts.
Twice the winner of the National Book Award for his poetry, Ammons was a 1949 Wake Forest graduate. He was also a prolific painter. Twenty of his brightly colored abstract paintings will be on display in the library in conjunction with the event and will then have a permanent home in the library.
Ammons was a native of southeastern North Carolina, but was, for many years, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Poetry at Cornell University. He died in 2001.