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News Marlboro College Hosts Poetry and Jazz with F.D. Reeve and Friends, April 1

MARLBORO, VT – (March 24, 2008) – Marlboro College celebrates National
Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and jazz on Tuesday, April 1 at
7:30 p.m. in Ragle Hall. Poet F.D. Reeve will read from his recent book
of poetry, The Blue Cat Walks the Earth, accompanied by pianist Joe
Deleault and saxophonist Don Davis.

The Blue Cat Walks the Earth is the third in a series of sassy
'cat-books' that Reeves has written, preceded by The Blue Cat and The
Return of the Blue Cat
. He is the author of ten volumes of poetry in
total, and in addition has written seven books of fiction, twelve books
of translations, three books of literary criticism and four libretti as
well as countless uncollected essays, articles, stories, poems, reviews,
and translations. He is Professor of Letters, Emeritus at Wesleyan

Joe Deleault is a performer, composer, session pianist and educator.
Some of his past performances include The Discover Jazz Festival, The
Talarico Jazz Festival, The House of Blues, Portsmouth Music Hall, and
The Portsmouth Jazz Festival. He was voted Best Original Performer of
2006 by the Hippo Press, and is currently the technical director of the
Dana Performing Arts Center at Saint Anselm College.

Don Davis is a saxophone, shakuhachi, flute and multi-reed player. He
has played and or recorded with: The Microscopic Septet, NY Gong,
Material, Swollen Monkeys, Marc Black Band, Dr Nerve, Peter Apfelbaum
and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, The Waitresses, Walter Thompson, NY
Composers Orchestra, Toots and the Maytals, and many others.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644
or In the event of inclement weather, please call
802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Celebrating 60 years, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of
southern Vermont.


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