Fred Chappell is one of those writers you just can't pin down. He's widely known for his poetry, but "I Am One Of You Forever," his magical realism novel (or a connected collection of stories - however you want to term it) is one of the most widely read in contemporary literature and creative writing classes.
Compiled by The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In December 1997, Governor Jim Hunt appointed Fred Chappell North Carolina's Poet Laureate. This is only the latest achievement for Mr. Chappell, who began teaching in the Department of English at UNC-Greensboro in 1964. In 1987 he received the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest teaching award bestowed by the University of North Carolina system, and in 1988 he was named the Burlington Industries Professor of English. He teaches advanced composition, poetry and fiction.
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Native American culture. Education. Creative writing.