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Thursday, July 23, 2009

A fine poet passes- So long, Joe!

Joe Awad was a wonderful man and poet. He served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia.

He died last weekend. Here are links to some of his poems:


Stopping at the Mayflower

The Neon Distances

Of an Evening

and a Villanelle

From his listing in Poets & Writers:

Books:The Big Bang (The Poet's Press, 1999), Leaning to Hear the Music (Road Publishing, 1997), Shenandoah Long Ago (The Poet's Press, 1990), The Neon Distances (Golden Quill Press, 1980)

Anthologies:Howard Bloom's Anthology of American Religious Poems (Library of America, 2006), Sonnets (University of Evansville Press, 2005), The Next Parish Over: A Collection of Irish-American Writing (New Rivers Press, 1993), Grape Leaves: A Century of Arab-American Poetry (University of Utah Press, 1988)

1 comment:

amy said...

thank you ms. palmer! i'm one of joe awad's grandchildren and so grateful for your kind words... amy ritchie