UT Interim Dean Releases New Book, Impetuous Sleeper

Published: Feb 10, 2009
Writer and interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa, Dr. Don Morrill, will release a new book of nonfiction titled Impetuous Sleeper on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Morrill examines the condition of wakefulness, beginning with coming out of a dream. “I wake up and try to write down my dream,” he writes. “I do this to re-enter my life…” He connects shared habits of the mind, the way in which each of us attempts to make sense of the world and to understand our part in it. Impetuous Sleeper explores a range of topics, including home and highway, love and friendships, politics, gossip, art, privacy and family, and employs creative nonfiction’s many forms: memoir, reportage, history, journal entries, parables, and lyrical and personal essays.

Morrill is the author of two collections of poetry, At the Bottom of the Sky and With Your Back to Half the Day, and three previous books of nonfiction, Sounding for Cool, A Stranger’s Neighborhood and The Untouched Minutes, which received the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award.

Impetuous Sleeper will be available Feb. 24 at online and retail booksellers, or through www.midlist.org. Morrill will give a reading at Inkwood Books, on Armenia Avenue in Tampa, on Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m.