Tuesday, July 9, 2013

F. D. Reeve, Poet and Translator Dies

F. D. Reeve, poet, translator of Russian literature, and father of actor and disability activist Christopher Reeve has died.

NYS Writers Institute Director Donald Faulkner, a friend of Reeve, said, "Like the cat that he used as a mask in his later poems, Franklin Reeve had a boundless curiosity, an electric energy, and many lives.  As a poet, thinker, teacher, father, and friend he was fearless, fierce in his beliefs and his loyalties. His great, loving spirit abides."

Full obituary in the New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/books/f-d-reeve-poet-and-translator-dies-at-84.html?ref=obituaries

Reeve visited the Institute to present poetry and jazz in 2008:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/fdreeve_bluecat08.html

Here's a clip from his visit to the Institute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSetkKNZoHA