April Readings & Events

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Cornelius Eady, Kurtis Lamkin and Patricia Smith 
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
The Poetry at Tech season continues with a special evening of award-winning African-American poets. This is a free event and open to the public. The reading will be held in the auditorium of the Paper Museum, 500 10th Street. Plentiful, free parking. http://poetry.gatech.edu/events.html

Monday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Kevin Young
Carter Library
Kevin Young reads from and signs his latest collection, Book of Hours, at The Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway. For more, check out this link

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Anne Carson
Charis Books
To mark National Poetry Month, Dr. Britta Span of Georgia Tech will give a keynote speech on the gender-bending work of Anne Carson. Suggested donation: $5. 1189 Euclid Ave. www.charisbooksandmore.com

Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Poetry at Callanwolde: Lee Passarella & Robert E. Wood
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Passarella is a senior editor of Atlanta Review, and has been editor-in-chief of FutureCycle Poetry and Coreopsis Books. His poetry volumes include Swallowed up in Victory, a long narrative poem based on the American Civil War, The Geometry of Loneliness, and most recently Redemption. Wood received a PhD at the University of Virginia and teaches at Georgia Tech. His chapbooks Gorizia Notebook and Sleight of Hand were published by Finishing Line Press, and his poetry collection The Awkward Poses of Others by WordTech. He is also the author of Some Necessary Questions of the Play, a study of Hamlet.  $5 General Admission: $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org

Thursday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry: Chris Salerno & Sara Henning
Barnes & Noble Emory Bookstore
The poets will read from their latest work. Free and open to the public.  http://www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org/the-whats-new-in-poetry-reading-series/2013-2014

Wednesday, April 30, 7:15 p.m.
Poetry Atlant Presents Megan Sexton & Megan Volpert
Decatur Library
Poetry Atlanta teams up with Georgia Center for the Book for a "Night of Two Megans" as Sexton (Swift Hour) and Volpert (Only Ride) launch their brand new poetry collections. The reading will be held in the Decatur Library auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. Free and open to the public. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

Out now from Poetry Atlanta Press!


Four poets, friends and colleagues gave themselves an extraordinary, year-long writing assignment. This collection is the results. Featuring poems by Karen Head, Blake Leland, JC Reilly, Robert E. Wood with an introduction by Collin Kelley. Watch for reading and signing events soon!

March Readings & Events


Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Over the Rainbow Book List Celebration: Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley & Megan Volpert
Charis Books & More
Charis Books & More will celebrate the American Library Association's Over the Rainbow Book List with three of the honored poets named to the 2014 list: Theresa Davis (After This We Go Dark), Collin Kelley (Render) and Megan Volpert (editor of this assignment is so gay: lgbtqi poets on the art of teaching). The Atlanta-based writers, all published by award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press, join 68 other authors from around the country whose fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry were chosen by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. The titles selected for the Over the Rainbow Book List means the work will join the collections of hundreds of public libraries across the nation. 1189 Euclid Ave. www.charisbooksandmore.com

Wednesday, March 12, 8:00 p.m.
Poetry at Callanwolde: Sara DeLuca & Lynn Farmer
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Sara DeLuca is the author of the chapbooks Shearing Time and Songs from an Inland Sea. Her poetry has been published in North Coast Review, Wolf Head Quarterly, Alligator Juniper and elsewhere. Her memoir Dancing the Cows Home: A Wisconsin Girlhood was adapted for stage performance in the Upper Midwest. Lynn Farmer received a PhD in English literature from Emory University and taught high school English in DeKalb County for 35 years. Her chapbook The Rare, Persistent Light won the 2011 Charles Dickson Award. Her work has appeared in Snake Nation Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Catalyst and other publications. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org

Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Klaus Martens & Micheal O'Siadhail  
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
The Poetry at Tech season continues with a special international reading by the German and Irish poets, Klaus Martens and Micheal O'Siadhail. This is a free event and open to the public, but RSVP IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP to poetryattechRSVP@gmail.com. The reading will be held in the auditorium of the Paper Museum, 500 10th Street. Plentiful, free parking. http://poetry.gatech.edu/events.html

Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sharon Olds
Schwartz Center, Emory University
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds reads as part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series. The event is free, but tickets are required (limit two). For information on obtaining tickets, visit this link

Thursday, March 27, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry: Stephanie Kartalopoulos, Nathan Hauke, Kirsten Jorgenson & Chris Tonelli
Barnes & Noble Emory Bookstore
The poets will read from their latest work. Free and open to the public.  http://www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org/the-whats-new-in-poetry-reading-series/2013-2014

February Readings & Events

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Rupert Fike, Sandra Meek & Bruce McEver
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
The Poetry at Tech season continues with a reading by three Georgia poets. The free reading will be held in the auditorium of the Paper Museum, 500 10th Street. Plentiful, free parking. http://poetry.gatech.edu/events.html

Friday, Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Natasha Trethewey's "Native Guard"
Schwartz Center at Emory University
Susan Booth directs this developmental workshop that seeks to adapt the Pulitzer Prize winning book of poetry by Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. This workshop is produced in collaboration with Natasha Trethewey, the Alliance Theatre, and with support from the National Civil War Project, a multi-city, multi-year collaboration between four universities and five performing arts organizations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Free, but make reservation at this link.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8:00 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Poetry at Callanwolde: Robert E. Wood and Kodac Harrison
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
The two poets read from their latest collections.$5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. RESCHEDULE TO FEB. 26 DUE TO WEATHER
Screening of 3-Minute Activists: The Soul of Slam
Aurora Cineplex, Roswell
Free screening of "3-Minute Activists: The Soul of Slam," a new feature-length documentary filmed entirely on location during 2013’s Roswell Roots Festival. A question and answer session with selected filmmakers and featured poets will immediately follow the film. The documentary includes performance pieces from Jonida “Gypsee Yo” Beqo, Theresa Davis, Ashlee “Miss Haze” Haze, M. Ayodele Heath, Gabe Moses, and long-time political poet and spoken-word legend Alice Lovelace. 5100 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076. http://cogitateproductions.blogspot.com

Thursday, Feb. 13, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry: Sommer Browning, Amy Lawless & Lisa Marie Basile 
Barnes & Noble Emory Bookstore
The three poets will read from their latest work. Free and open to the public.  http://www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org/the-whats-new-in-poetry-reading-series/2013-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:15 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta Presents… Robert E. Wood & Blake Leland
Decatur Library Auditorium
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book partner for this ongoing free series of readings by local and national poets. Wood will read from his latest collection, The Awkward Poses of Others. Leland's poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Epoch, Indiana Review, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, Maryland Poetry Review and many more. 215 Sycamore Street. http://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org


January Readings & Events

Wednesday, January 8, 8:00 p.m. 
Poetry at Callanwolde Open Mic 
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
There's still room on the signup sheet for the Jan. 8 open mic reading. The first ten poets to sign up by calling Callanwolde at 404-872-5338 ext 228 may read their poetry for 5 minutes. The reading will be held in the Conservatory (greenhouse) behind the Callanwolde mansion. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors and Members. Free refreshments and free parking. Call 404-872-5338 or go to www.callanwolde.org for more information.

Thursday, January 30, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry
Barnes & Noble at Emory University
Poets Hoa Nguyen & Jenny Boully read read from their work. For more information visit this link.

November Readings & Events

Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.
Poetry at Callanwolde 
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Poets Eugene Ellis (Alewives) and Collin Kelley (Render) read from their newly-published collections.  $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. Booksigning to follow. Free refreshments and free parking. (404) 872-5338 or  www.callanwolde.org

Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. 
In The Deep Days of Fall 
Black Box Theater at Paideia School
A poetry reading by two Paideia teachers, Thrower Starr and Joseph Cullen, with a guest poet from California John Fox, founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine. 1509 Ponce De Leon Ave NE. No charge.

Friday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
At the Bend in the River
Decatur Healing Arts
A talk and mini workshop by John Fox, a poet, certified poetry therapist and founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine. The interactive talk will explore listening and the act of poem-making as ways to help us "think like a river" so that a legacy of beauty and life can be made real to ourselves and others. 619 B East College Ave. $25 fee, for more information call (734) 904-8923.

Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
At the Bend in the River
Private residence in Decatur area
A writing workshop with John Fox, a poet and founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine.  Over the course of the retreat we will slow down, even allow for stillness and listen to our own flow.  We will open to and connect with the poem and the person making the poem and write as much as possible, without rush, feeling the river bend. $150 fee includes Friday talk.  For more information call (734) 904-8923 or e-mail indigenousoul@gmail.com.

9th annual Voices Carry reading is Oct. 26


The 9th annual Voices Carry reading will be held Saturday, October 26, at 3 p.m. at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. The featured poets are Cecilia Woloch, Jessie Carty, Helen Losse and Erica Wright. Poet and novelist Collin Kelley will host. The reading is presented by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book. The event is free and open to the public and books will be available for sale. For directions and more information, visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Featured Poets

Cecilia Woloch is the author of the poetry collections Sacrifice, Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, Late and Carpathia. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, Woloch teaches at the University of Southern California as well as hosting workshops around the world, including the annual Paris Poetry Workshop.

Jessie Carty is the author of the poetry collections An Amateur Marriage, Paper House, Fat Girl and the newly-published Morph from Sibling Rivalry Press. She is the founding editor of Referential Magazine.

Helen Losse is poetry editor emeritus of Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and the author of the poetry collections Mansion of Memory, Seriously Dangerous, Better With Friends and Gathering the Broken Pieces.

Erica Wright is the author of Instructions for Killing the Jackal and the chapbook Silt. Her debut crime novel, The Red Chameleon, will be published next year by Pegasus Books. She is the poetry editor at Guernica Magazine.