A week of poetry reading and discussion of the poetic craft featuring six top Georgia poets will be hosted by University of Georgia College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor June 4-5 and June 8-11 at the Globe (upstairs) in downtown Athens. Readings will begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 4: Collin Kelley
Bio: Collin Kelley is the author of the American Library Association-honored Render (2013, Sibling Rivalry Press), which was also selected one of the best books of the year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His other poetry collections include Better To Travel (which will be reissued later this year by Poetry Atlanta Press), Slow To Burnand After the Poison. He is also the author of The Venus Trilogy of novels – Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and the forthcoming Leaving Paris – all published by Sibling Rivalry Press. Remain In Light was the runner-up for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Fiction and a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and Goodreads Poetry Award, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world.
Friday, June 5: Melissa Hotchkiss
Monday, June 8: Jericho Brown
Tuesday, June 9: Samuel Prestridge & Tom Lombardo
Wednesday, June 10: Ed Pavlic
Thursday, June 11: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and “Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective" featuring UGA educators and students.