David Kirby

Author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which the Times Literary Supplement of London called “a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.”

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February 9, 2017
7.30 p.m.
David Kirby: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing

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February 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

David Kirby: Master Class
SunTrust Auditorium

February 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

David Kirby and Peter Meinke: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview and Signing
Bush Auditorium

Speaker Bio

Current as of October 11, 2017

David Kirby's collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Kirby is the author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which the Times Literary Supplement of London called “a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.” He teaches at Florida State University, where he is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English. Kirby’s honors include fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation; in 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Humanities Council. His latest poetry collection is Get Up, Please. See also www.davidkirby.com.

Rollins Winter Park Institute

Carol Frost, Director
Department of English
T. 407.646.2666
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