Impetuous Sleeper

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Mid-List Press, 2009 - Literary Collections - 182 pages
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These seventeen prose pieces focus on the condition of wakefulness and the virtue of being awake. While the tone is often intimate, even the most personal disclosures -- letters and journal entries, conversations between husband and wife -- are graciously nuanced and retrospective, allowing readers to summon their own moments of revelation into the reflective spaces that Donald Morrill creates, line by wondrous line.

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Morrill has previously published two collections of poems (e.g., At the Bottom of the Sky) and three volumes of creative nonfiction (e.g., The Untouched Minutes). His latest book contains 17 ... Read full review


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Donald Morrill was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as a foreign expert at Jilin University, Peoples Republic of China, and as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Lodz, Poland. Recently, he was the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He is the author of two collections of poetry, At the Bottom of the Sky and With Your Bak to Half the Day, and three previous books of nonfiction, The Untouched Minutes, Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger's Neighborhood. For many years, he directed the Writers at the University series at the University of Tampa, and has been a poetry editor of Tampa Review and the University of Tampa Press Poetry Series. His is currently Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa.

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