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.


Wednesday, April 20th 7:30pm Vox Reading Series at Flicker

On Wednesday, April 20th 7:30pm at Flicker Bar & Theater (on Washington St. near Pulaski), the Vox Reading Series will host visiting poet Oni Buchanan, author of _What Animal_ (University of Georgia Press), along with visiting poet John Woodward and the Creative Writing Program's own John Woods. This is our last Vox reading of the school year! Free and open to the public!


Judith Ortiz Cofer to Read on Sunday, April 17, 1:30PM

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Franklin Professor of English and prize-winning author, will read from her latest book A Love Story Beginning in Spanish: Poems at Borders on Alps Road. UGA's prolific and genre-blending author's other recent publications are: Call Me Maria, a young adult fiction, and The Meaning of Consuelo, a novel set in Puerto Rico. A book-signing follows the



Wednesday April 13th 7:30pm Vox Reading Series

On Wednesday, April 13th 7:30pm at Flicker Bar & Theater (on Washington St. near Pulaski), the Vox Reading Series will host Creative Writing Program members Sian Griffiths, Kirsten Kaschock (Unfathoms, Slope Books 2004), and Danielle Pafunda (Pretty Young Thing, Soft Skull Press 2005), along with Creative Writing Program associate Jack Christian. Free and open to the public!



Sydney Lea to Read on Tuesday, April 12, 4:30PM

Sydney Lea will read from his eighth volume of poetry, Ghost Pain, just
published by Sarabande Books, at 4:30 on April 12 in Park Hall 265. Founder
and for thirteen years editor of New England Review, Lea has also published
a novel, A Place in Mind, and two collections of nonfiction, Hunting the
Whole Way Home
and A Little Wildness. His last book of poems, Pursuit of a Wound, was a Pulitzer finalist, and his To the Bone: New and Selected Poems was co-winner of the Poets' Prize. Recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations, Lea has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, the Vermont College MFA program, Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest), and Franklin College (Lugano, Switzerland). He lives in Vermont with his wife, attorney and mediator Robin Barone, and children. He currently teaches at Dartmouth College.


TWO-FOR-ONE POETS: Robert Dana & Rick Campbell to Read on Thursday, April 7, 4:00PM

Poet Robert Dana, whose still-active writing career spans more than
fifty years, and who has studied and worked with many of the twentieth
century's literary giants, will read from his work at The University of
Georgia on Thursday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. in room 265 of Park Hall.
This event, open to the public free of charge, is sponsored by the
Georgia Poetry Circuit and The Georgia Review.

Rick Campbell, poet and longtime director of the Anhinga Press in
Tallahassee, will open for Dana, whose most recent poetry volumes have
been published by Anhinga: Morning of the Red Admirals (2004), Summer
and Hello, Stranger (1996).

Robert Dana's fifteen collections also include Yes, Everything
(1994) and What I Think I Know: New and Selected Poems (1991), both from
Another Chicago Press; Starting Out for the Difficult World (Harper and
Row, 1987); In A Fugitive Season (Windhover Press, 1979), and Some
Versions of Silence
(W.W. Norton, 1967). He has also published A
Community of Writers: Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
and Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers (1986).

Born in Boston and reared in New England, Dana served in the South
Pacific during World War II and then earned degrees at Drake University
and the fledging Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. At Iowa,
Dana studied under Robert Lowell and John Berryman, and his classmates
included Philip Levine and W. D. Snodgrass. Dana then taught literature
and creative writing at Cornell College for forty years, retiring a
decade ago. During his time at Cornell, he restarted (in 1964) and
edited the then-defunct North American Review, the country's oldest
extant periodical (established in 1815). Dana's visiting teaching
appointments have included the University of Florida, Wayne State
University, and the University of Stockholm in Sweden. Dana's work has earned for him numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, and the poet laureateship of Iowa.

Rick Campbell teaches at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
in Tallahassee in addition to overseeing Anhinga Press, which has been
publishing poetry for more than thirty years. Campbell's collections
include The Traveler's Companion (2004) and Setting the World in Order

Contact: The Georgia Review (706-542-3481, garev@uga.edu)

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