THE N.C. ESSAY
Jonathan Williams is no
stranger to North Carolina,
Winston-Salem, or the N.C.
School of the Arts. He once was a
native of N.C. and now gives
readings and lectures throu^out
the state as well as many other
schools and colleges in the U.S.
He presently teaches a poetry
class here on Thursday.
Mr. Williams was bom in
Asheville, N.C. He attended St.
Albans l^hool in Washington
D.C., Princeton University,
Phillips Memorial Gallery
(Painting with Karl Knaths),
Ateleir 17 (etching and engraving
with Stanley William Hayter),
and Black Mountain College. He
was a Neuro - Psychia
Technician in the U.S. Navy
Corp. In 1952-53 he declared
himself a conscientious objector.
He founded Jargon Books, a
poet’s press in 1951 and remains
its editor, publisher and designer.
He was Poet-in-Residence and
Scholar- in- Residence at Aspen
Institute for Humanistic
Studies, on the Arts Faculty at
the 18th University for Young
Presidents, San Juan, Puerto
Rico, and was also the Poet-in-
Residence at the Maryland In
stitute College of Art and the
University of Kansas. Mr.
Williams has given ap
proximately 750 readings and
lectures and seminars at
universities and organizations
from Vancouver to Vienna since
Through May of 1973 Mr.
Williams is the Visiting Poet at
Wake Forest University, the N.C.
School of the Arts, Salem College
and Winston-Salem State. He
then hopes to return to his home
in Yorkshire, England, to con
tinue his work.
- Sheila Creef
Quotes On DeMille Work
“It’s been a true experience working with such a great artist.,
know I shall.treasure it forever!” (Bruce Taylor)
“We’re getting a chance to work with a lot of really great people,
like Mavis Ray, Vernon Ledsby. I think it’s well worOi my time. I don’t
see how you can work with Agnes deMille and not leam something
“What I’m hoping to get out of this is the experience of performing
traveling and working with Agnes deMille”, (Geanne Ruddy)
The upcoming dance workshop should prove a unique
occurance. It is scheduled for February 22,23, 24 with a
possible matinee on Saturday or Sunday. Several pieces
choreographed by graduating modern dance students
will be presented. Electronic and other upbeat music as
well as many new faces and new ideas in movement are
Gwula Pandi has taught high school girls a Kolo. This
is a Yugoslavian folk dance featuring the open circle.
Trigovac is the title of the music; an unusual name for
an unusually bright and lively study.
Nell Fisher has comprised the efforts of the creative
writing department, drama and dance. Sheila Creef has
written a poem depicting reflections of a blind girl that
will be read while a rendezvous between the girl and her
friend is performed. Sound track music from “A Patch
of Blue”- the movie dramatizing a blind, white girl
befriending Sidney Poitier- will be used. The cast is
almost a reversal of the movie with Margaret McCleary
as the blind girl, and Bruce Taylor as her companion
and Duke Ernsberger as her drunken father.
Nelle Fisher has also revived her modern ballet,
“Inquisition”. The two part piece begins at “The Part
Scene” where a woman stabs her lover out of jealousy
and is sent to the underworld where furies and revelers
torment her for the murder. Mel Tomlinson will dance
the devil role, with Stephanie Eley as the cursed sufect.
Also featured in a new modern piece are Richard Gain
and Nolan Dingman, Jr., in father and son roles
choreographed by Gain.
- Margaret McCleary
SCENES PICTURED FROM
“I NEVER SAW ANOTHER