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Larry Levis: At the time of his death in May 1996, Larry Levis was Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He published five collections of poetry during his life, and his posthumous book Elegy was published by the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press in 1997. A Selected Poems is forthcoming, also from the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. His honors included the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, a Lamont Prize, a selection for the National Poetry Series, grants from the Guggenheim, an NEA, and a Virginia Commission for the Arts and a Fulbright award. Levis was one of the most unique and significant poetic talents of the last fifty years. ["Contributor Note" from original publication, 1999.] To view the special article about Larry Levis, which was published in this volume of Prose Poem, see the Other section on the main index page. Article is by Christopher Buckley and is entitled, "The Lost Prose Poems of Larry Levis".