F. D. Reeve




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REEVE, Franklin Dolier, PhD; American academic, writer, poet, translator and editor; Professor of Letters Emeritus, Wesleyan University; b. 18 Sept. 1928, Philadelphia, PA; m. Laura C. Stevenson; seven c. Education: Princeton Univ., Columbia Univ. Career: Lecturer, Columbia Univ. 1952–61; Exchange Scholar, ACLS-USSR Acad. of Sciences 1961; Prof. of Letters, Wesleyan Univ. 1962–2002, Prof. Emer. 2002–; Visiting Prof., Univ. of Oxford 1964, Columbia Univ. 1988; Visiting Lecturer, Yale Univ. 1974–86, New England Coll. MFA Program 2003–05;

mem. Poetry Society of America 1974-84, governing board 1978-80, vice-president 1980-84, founding ed. Poetry Review 1982–84; mem. Poets House  governing board 1985-1999, secretary 1994-99; mem. Pettee Memorial Library (Trustee), Marlboro Review (advisory bd), New England Poetry Soc. (Bd Dir). Publications include: Five Short Novels by Turgenev (trans.) 1961, Anthology of Russian Plays (trans.) 1961, 1963 (reprinted 1975, 1991), Aleksandr Blok: Between Image and Idea (non-fiction) 1962 (reprined 1981), Robert Frost in Russia (non-fiction) 1964 (trans. In Rusian 2000, reprinted in US w/notes 2001), The Russian Novel (non-fiction) 1966 (1967), In the Silent Stones (poems) 1968, The Red Machines (fiction) 1968, Just Over the Border (fiction) 1969, The Brother (fiction) 1971 (1974), The Blue Cat (poems) 1972, White Colors (fiction) 1973 (1975), Nightway (poems) 1987, The White Monk (non-fiction) 1989, The Garden (trans.) 1990, After The Storm: Poems on the Gulf War (ed. With Jay Meek), 1991, Concrete Music (poems) 1992, The Trouble with Reason (trans.) 1993, Bright Spirits (ed. poems with collages by Jean Zaleski), 1995, A Few Rounds of Old Maid and Other Stories (fiction) 1995, The Moon and Other Failures (poems) 1999, A World You Haven't Seen (poems) 2001, The King and the Fool (trans. 2001), The Urban Stampede and Other Poems 2002, The Return of the Blue Cat (poems) 2005, My Sister Life (fiction) 2005, Lions and Acrobats: Selected Poems (trans.) 2005, North River (fiction) 2007, The Blue Cat Walks the Earth (2007),  For New Orleans (ed. poems after Katrina), 2008, A Story about Seven Who Were Hanged (trans.) 2008. Performances include: Alcyone (poetic drama with music by T.L. Reed) 1997, The Urban Stampede (poetic drama with music by Andrew Gant) 2000,  The Return of the Blue Cat (poems with improv jazz trio Exit 59) 2004, The Puzzle Master (poetic drama with music by Eric Chasalow) 2007, The Blue Cat Walks the Earth (poems with jazz by Davis and Deleault) 2007; contributor to

Agni, The American Book Review, American Poetry Journal, American Poetry Review, The American Scholar, The Antioch Review, The Atlantic, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Book World, Carquinez Poetry Review, Confrontation, The Connecticut Review, The Cream City Review, Folio, The Hudson Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Kenyon Review, The Little Magazine, The London Magazine, The New Criterion, The New England Review, New Letters, The New Yorker,  The New York Quarterly, The New York Times Book Review, The North American Review, The North Dakota Quarterly, Poet & Critic, Poetry, a Magazine of Verse, Poetry Now, Potpourri, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, The Times Literary Supplement, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vallum, Voices, The Washington Post Book World, The Western Review, The Yale Review.

Honors: American Acad. of Arts and Letters Award in Literature 1970, PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards 1985, 1986, New England Poetry Soc. Golden Rose 1994, May Sarton Award 2004, Allen Tate Award 2005. Lit.D.  (New England Coll.) 2004.