UNCG Campus Weekly

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Fred Chappell

Photo of Fred ChappellFred Chappell has a new book of poetry, “Familiars,” published by LSU Press. Many members of the MFA Writing program and English department were on hand last Thursday as he read from the book – with a cat theme – at Scuppernong Books. Chappell is professor emeritus of English – and a founder of the MFA Writing program. He joined UNCG in 1964 and retired from UNCG in 2004. North Carolina poet laureate from 1997 to 2002, he has received many awards, including the Best Foreign Book Prize from the Academie Francaise and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry from Yale University. He received the UNC system’s O. Max Gardner Award in 1986. See related stories here and here. Chappell will give a poetry reading this semester on campus. The event will be Oct. 16, 7 p.m., in the UNCG Faculty Center.