Scott Cairns will read on Tuesday, April 3rd 7:30PM @ Hot Corner

The Georgia Poetry Circuit and The Georgia Review Present: Scott Cairns in Athens Award-winning poet Scott Cairns will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Hot Corner Café (Washington and Hull, downtown Athens). Cairns' visit is sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Circuit and by The Georgia Review, the circuit's Athens coordinator. Scott Cairns was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1954. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1990. Cairns' spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge, (HarperSanFrancisco) and a collection of adaptations and translations, Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life (Paraclete Press), will both appear in 2007. Recent poetry collections include Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (Paraclete Press, 2006), Philokalia (Zoo Press, 2002), and Recovered Body (Braziller, 1998). Cairns has published poems in such journals as Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, and Paris Review. Cairns received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.



Wednesday, March 28th @7PM at Flicker

Peter Davis & Bruce Covey will be reading for VOX.

Peter Davis' book of poems is Hitler's Mustache. His poetry has appeared in journals like Court Green, McSweeneys, and Octopus. He edited Poet's Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books that Shaped Their Art. His CD of music, Short Hand: Good Enough, is available through Collectible Escalators Records. He lives in Muncie, Indiana and teaches at Ball State University.

Bruce Covey is Lecturer of Creative Writing at Emory University and the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires (Front Room, Ann Arbor), Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books, Washington, DC), and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Front Room). His recent poems also appear or are forthcoming in Aufgabe, Verse, LIT, Columbia Poetry Review, Bombay Gin, Boog City, Lungfull, Cimarron Review, Explosive Magazine, and other journals. He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut and curates the What’s New in Poetry reading series in Atlanta.


Monday, February 26 @ 7PM at Tasty World

Oni Buchanan, Jon Woodward, and Jake Adam York will be reading for VOX.




Albert Goldbarth, the only living two-time winner of the National Book
Critics Circle Award in poetry and the author of some thirty volumes of
poetry and prose, will read from his work on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
upstairs at Tasty World, on the corner of Broad and Jackson streets. The
reading is open to the public free of charge.

Goldbarth will be touring for the Georgia Poetry Circuit, a consortium
of colleges and universities around the state which has been featuring
nationally and internationally known writers for more than twenty years. *The
Georgia Review*, the University of Georgia's acclaimed quarterly journal of
arts and letters, is UGA's coordinating sponsor for the Circuit.

Critic Judith Kitchen has said that "Albert Goldbarth just may be the
American poet of his generation for the ages. Often humorous but always
serious, Goldbarth combines erudite research, pop-culture fanaticism, and
personal anecdote in ways that make his writings among the most
stylistically recognizable in the literary world." The level of ambition in
Goldbarth's work is revealed by a glance at a few of his book titles: *Arts
and Sciences*, *The Gods*, *Combinations of the Universe*, and *Great Topics
of the World*.

Goldbarth's prodigious output—roughly one book per year for three
decades—has included nearly two dozen poetry collections, a handful of essay
collections, and a novel. Several of his books were first published the the
UGA Press, including *Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology *(poems), winner of the
1992 National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2007, Graywolf Press will
publish Goldbarth's *The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007*.

Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University since
1987, Goldbarth has earned three fellowships from the National Endowment for
the Arts and one from the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as the Center for
the Study of Science Fiction Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Here is one section out of nine in Albert Goldbarth's poem "Too Much,"
first published in *The Georgia Review* and then included in *Heaven and
Earth: A Cosmology*:

"Give me a villain. Give me just one clearcut targeted

ne'er-do-well with rat eyes and a smoking gun, to hold

responsible all night while the stink of cordite settles.

Well, he isn't here. He never was. It's all of us

torturing all of us. It's dressed in its Sunday best.

And the boy with the tumor? Of course The Great

Shaheesh the Mystic Light was no more help

than the great chemotherapy; now he's barely a doll

of himself. I've watched his mother watch his face

with the sun on it, then with the moon on it, watching

until time had no meaning: we're floating,

falling, yes, and even the unhearable klaxon-horn

of a hadron, the unbroached stroke of a lepton, just a single

neutrino barely in existence's embrace, is too much."

Selected titles by Albert Goldbarth will be available for purchase at
the reading. For further information, contact the office of *The Georgia
Review* at 706-542-3481 or at garev@uga.edu.



Georgia Poetry Circuit presents Robert Wrigley Monday January 23rd, 7:30pm, Little Kings Club

Robert Wrigley, winner of the $50,000 Kingsley Tufts Award, a
Guggenheim Fellowship, and numerous other awards for his poetry, will
read from his work on Monday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Little Kings
on the corner of Hancock and Hull Streets in downtown Athens.

Wrigley will be traveling on the Georgia Poetry Circuit, a
consortium of colleges and universities that has been bringing
nationally known writers to the state for more than twenty years. "The
Georgia Review," the University of Georgia's acclaimed quarterly
journal of arts and letters, is UGA's liaison to the Circuit.

Professor of English and director of the MFA program in creative
writing at the University of Idaho, Wrigley has published six books of
poems, including "Lives of the Animals" (2003), "Reign of Snakes"
(1999), and "In the Bank of Beautiful Sins" (1995), all from Penguin.
His earlier collections are "What My Father Believed" (1991) and "Moon
in a Mason Jar" (1986), both from University of Illinois Press, and
"The Sinking of Clay City (1979) from Copper Canyon.

Wrigley's work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals,
including "The Best American Poetry 2003," "The New Yorker," "Poetry,"
"The Partisan Review," and "The American Poetry Review."

Wrigley held the distinguished Richard Hugo Chair in Poetry at
the University of Montana in 1990 and 1995. Before joining the faculty at
the University of Idaho, he had taught at Lewis-Clark College, the
University of Oregon, and Warren College. He lives with his wife, the
writer Kim Barnes, and their children, on the Clearwater River in




Here's the lineup:

Ken Rumble is the director of the Desert City Poetry Series and the poetry buyer for Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His manuscript /Key
Bridge/ has been a finalist two years in a row for the Verse Book Prize. His
poems have appeared in Gutcult, Parakeet, The Tiny, New College Review, Coconut, Carolina Quarterly, among others. He can say "Czeslaw Milosz" with his mouth full of crackers.

Brian Howe is a freelance writer and poet living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a contributing writer at Pitchforkmedia.com, a contributing editor at
Paste Magazine, and a blogger here. His work has been featured in Eratio, Octopus, McSweeney's, GutCult and Volutions.

Marcus Slease is a native of Portadown, N. Ireland and a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group. He is the author of three manuscripts: Mouth Harp, Campanology,
and Resident Alien. All forthcoming at some point. His poetry has been published
in Octopus, Columbia Poetry Review, Forklift Ohio, and Conduit (among others).
He lives with his wife Tiffany in Greensboro, NC. You can read his blog here.

Julian Semilian teaches film editing at North Carolina School of the Arts, after
24 years of editing in Hollywood. He published three books: Transgender Organ
Grinder (Spuyten Duyvil Press) Paul Celan's Romanian Poems (translation; Green
Integer), A Spy in Amnesia (Spuyten Duyvil). His translation of Mircea
Cartarescu's novel, Nostalgia, will be coming out this fall from New Directions,
while Spuyten Duyvil will publish his new book, Osiris With The Trombone Across
The Seam Of Insubstance.

David Need lives in Durham with wife, son (but not for long) and four cats. He's
been quietly writing and reading poetry since 1975. David works as an adjunct
instructor for Duke University (since 2000) in Asian Religions and Literature.
He's been writing and presenting poetry since 1975 with a fifteen year hiatus
when practicing Buddhism in his twenties and early thirties. For the most part,
David has not attempted to get published, preferring to produce limited
hand-made editions/tracts and to give readings. He writes reviews for Oyster Boy
and the Independent.

Todd Sandvik lives in Carrboro. He hosts The Blue Door reading series, a
nocturnal companion to Desert City Poetry events. He is a member of Lucifer
Poetics Group. His poems have appeared in Fascicle, and he is the Poet Laureate
of Carrboro.

Randall Williams is a freelance reporter, anti-war activist and poet living in
Hillsborough, N.C. His articles, poems and literary reviews have appeared or are
forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Salon, The Independent, Word /for Word and GutCult.
Since 2001, he has taught journalism and creative writing in the Office of
Continuing Studies at Duke University. Junk Horse Press published his two
chapbooks Empire and 40 Days in 2003 and 2004.

Tim Earley's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conduit, DIAGRAM, Chicago
Review, jubilat, Hotel Amerika, Forklift Ohio, and other journals. A chapbook,
The Spooking of Mavens, will be available from Rank Stranger Press later this
year. His first full-length collection, Boondoogle, was recently published by
Main Street Rag Press.

Ted Pope:
Originally from the dustbowl state of Oklahoma, Ted Pope came of age in the
foothills of western North Carolina, founding the spoken word band Sister Raven
and becoming one of the darlings of the American SLAM scene, and a participant
in the early Lollapalooza tours. His work has recently appeared in Nexus,
Nantahala Review, and Asheville Poetry Review. A recent chapbook, Jousting From
the Back of a Mule, was published in 2004 by Third Lung Press.



Larissa Szporluk Wednesday November 16th at 4pm in UGA Student Learning Center 248

The Georgia Poetry Circuit presents a reading by poet Larissa Szporluk on Wednesday November 16th at 4pm in the University of Georgia Student Learning Center Room 248. Szporluk is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Bowling Green State University, and has published three books of poetry: Dark Sky Question (Beacon Press 1998) winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize, Isolato (University of Iowa Press 2000), and The Wind, Master Cherry, the Wind (Alice James Books, 2003). She is also the recipient of a 1998 Rona Jaffe Writers Awared, a 2003 NEA fellowship, and an OAC Individual Awared for Poetry, 2003-2004. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1999 and 2001, Best of Beacon 2001, New American Voices and Young American Poets. She lives with her husband, Carlo Celli, and their two children in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Sponsered by The Georgia Review. Free and open to the public!

Call 706-542-3481 for more info.


Heather McHugh reads Tuesday November 15 3:30pm in the UGA Chapel!

Poet and translator Heather McHugh will read from her work at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. McHugh's books of poetry include Eyeshot (Wesleyan University Press, 2003); Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (1994), which won both the Boston Book Review's Bingham Poetry Prize and the Pollack-Harvard Review Prize, was a Finalist for the National Book Award, and was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the New York Times Book Review; Shades (1988); To the Quick (1987); A World of Difference (1981); and Dangers (1977). She is also the author of Broken English: Poetry and Partiality (1993), and two books of translation: Because the Sea is Black: Poems of Blaga Dimitrova (with Niko Boris, 1989) and D'après tout: Poems by Jean Follain (1981). Her honors include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. In 1999 she was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. McHugh teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and as Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle.



ACTION BOOKS LAUNCH PARTY: Arielle Greenberg, Aase Berg & Lara Glenum - Saturday, Oct. 22, 7PM - Little Kings Club

You are warmly invited to the Action Books launch party and poetry reading at 7:00PM on Saturday, October 22 at Little Kings Club (corner of Hull and Hancock). We will be celebrating the publication of Action Books’ inaugural three titles: The Hounds of No, by Athens’ own Lara Glenum, Arielle Greenberg’s My Kafka Century, and Remainland, the selected poems of Swedish poet Aase Berg. All three poets will read from their books, and there will be general celebratory mayhem.

Action Books is an independent poetry press launched in 2005 by Johannes Goransson (Athens, GA) and Joyelle McSweeney (Tuscaloosa, AL).

Arielle Greenberg is the author of Given (Verse, 2002) and the chapbook Fa(r)ther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials (New Michigan, 2003). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the anthologies Best American Poetry 2004 and 2005, Legitimate Danger: American Poets of the New Century, and Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets and in journals including Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and American Poetry Review.

Aase Berg is a poet, literary critic and translator. She is the author of four books: Hos rådjur (With Deer, 1997); Mörk Materia (Dark Matter, 2000 ), a book-length science-fiction prose poem; Forsla fett (Transfer Fat), which was nominated for the prestigious Augustpriser for the best poetry book of 2002; and Uppland (2005). She currently resides in Stockholm.

Lara Glenum’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Conjunctions, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Fence, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere.

For more information on Action Books titles: www.actionbooks.com



Vox Reading Series Hurricane Relief Benefit this Saturday October 8th, 4pm-11pm, at Little Kings Club

The Vox Reading Series Hurricane Relief Benefit is
this Saturday, October 8th, 4pm-11pm at Little Kings
Club (223 Hancock Avenue on the corner of Hull
Street). We'll have:

-A marathon reading (schedule of readers below)!

-An auction every hour; each hour we'll auction off
great literary items--signed books, chapbooks,
packages of books from Hill Street Press and
Soft Skull Press, and more!

-Live music at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm featuring local
guitarists and bluegrass performers including Adam
, Honest Engine, Brian Connell
and members of The Dickens,
and we might even get a few writers to join in!

-Treats and snacks donated by The Grit, Marti's at
, and other such local establishments, and our
own English department gourmets!

We're looking forward to a great afternoon for a
worthy and timely cause. Please join us and lend your
support to those recovering and rebuilding in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina. The suggested donation is $10, or
whatever you can spare, and all proceeds from the event
go to The Red Cross. Donate at the door.
Checks can be made out to the American Red Cross
(note "Hurricane Katrina" in the memo line).

Please e-mail dpafunda@yahoo.com with general queries!

Schedule of Readers and Performers
4:00 – 5:00
*Live Music*
Danielle Pafunda
Sian Griffiths
Andy Frazee
Bruce Covey
Heather Matesich

5:00 – 6:00
Jeff Newberry
Dorine Preston
AC Hoff
Patrick Denker

6:00 – 7:00
*Live Music – Brian Connell and guests*
TR Hummer
Kristen Iskandrian
Laurel Snyder

7:00 – 8:00
David Ingle
Patrick Hargon
Lowry Pressly
Lisa Hargon-Smith
Kirsten Kaschock

8:00 – 9:00
*Live Music – Brian Connell and guests*
Lara Glenum
Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann
Andrew Leidner

9:00 – 10:00
Jan Burkins
Chris McDermott
Sabrina Orah Mark
Cannon Daughtrey

10:00 – 11:00
*Live Music - Brian Connell and guests*




On Tuesday October 4th 7pm at Little Kings Club (downtown, 223 Hancock Avenue and corner of Hull Street) Vox Reading Series will host Danielle Pafunda, whose first collection Pretty Young Thing is just out from Soft Skull Press.  Her manuscript My Zorba was a recent finalist for UMass Press's Juniper Prize and Four Way Books's Levis Poetry Prize.  Her work appears in such publications as Best American Poetry, American Letters and Commentary, and Conjunctions.  She is co-editor of the online journal La Petite Zine and graduate assistant to The Georgia Review.  

Joining her is visiting writer Shanna Compton whose book Down Spooky won the 2004 Winnow Press Open Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2005, Verse, McSweeney's, No Tell Motel, Court Green, Coconut, and elsewhere. She is an editor at large for LIT at New School University and the Associate Publisher of Soft Skull Press. She teaches poetry and publishing at Bowery Arts & Science and the New School.  

Also joining her is visiting writer Jennifer Knox, author of A Gringo Like Me (Soft Skull Press, 2005).  She attended the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, and received her MFA in poetry at New York University. She is co-curator of the Pete's Big Salmon poetry reading series and lives in Brooklyn with a husband, writer Sean McNally, and a cat, Tokyo Roy. Her poetry has also appeared in the anthologies The Best American Poetry (2003 and 1997), Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to Present, and Free Radicals: American Poets before Their First Books.

Honest Engine will play folksy-bluegrassy tunes after the reading! This event is free and open to the public, and books will be for sale!  




As part of the VOX READING SERIES, Tim Earley and Sabrina Orah Mark will be reading at Flicker.

Visiting writer TIM EARLEY will be reading from his first collection,Boondoggle, recently published by Main Street Rag. Tim Earley was born and raised in Western North Carolina. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama and the recipient of two Writing Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, his poems have appeared in Chicago Review, jubilat, DIAGRAM, Typo, Perihelion, Apocryphal Text, Southern Humanities Review, La Petite Zine, and the Green Mountains Review issue, Comedy in Contemporary American Poetry, among other journals. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

SABRINA ORAH MARK'S first collection, The Babies, won the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize (selected by Jane Miller) and was recently published by Saturnalia Books.




Kristen Iskandrian Connell, Anne-Christine Hoff, Christopher McDermott, Heather Matesich, Patrick Denker, and Sian Griffiths will be kicking off the first VOX reading of the semester at FLICKER THEATER on September 7th at 7PM.



Garrett Hongo to Read On Thursday, April 20, 4:30PM

Award-winning author Garrett Hongo will read from his work. The event is sponsored by UGA’s Creative Writing Program and is free and open to the public. Hongo is the author of two books of poetry: The River of Heaven (1988), which was the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Yellow Light (1982). His most recent book is Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i (Alfred A. Knopf, 1995). Hongo edited Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays and Memoir by Wakako Yamauchi (1994) and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America (1993). His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon at Eugene, where he directed the program in creative writing from 1989 to 1993. 265 Park Hall.


Lisa Jarnot to Read on Wednesday, April 20, 4:30PM

Poet Lisa Jarnot of New York City will give a reading. Jarnot teaches at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and at Bard College. Active in the community of the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church in the Bowery, she has edited The Poetry Project Newsletter and An Anthology of New American Poetry (Talisman House Publishers, 1997). Jarnot is the author of three collections of poetry: SOME OTHER KIND OF MISSION (Burning Deck, 1996), RING OF FIRE (Zoland Books, 2001, and Salt Publishers, 2003), and BLACK DOG SONGS (Flood Editions, 2003). Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan is forthcoming from University of California Press. Free and open to the public, Jarnot's reading concludes this year's Lanier Series. Park Hall 261.

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