Poetry Atlanta Presents... set for Sept. 29

Poetry Atlanta Presents...

The next Poetry Atlanta Presents... reading in conjunction with Georgia Center for the Book will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:15 p.m. The reading will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. The reading is free, but we encourage you to purchase books, which will be available for sale.

Robin Kemp was born in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day. A former print journalist and CNN newswriter, she holds degrees in English and creative writing from Georgia State and the University of New Orleans, and is finishing her Ph.D. at Georgia State, where she teaches writing. Her poetry has appeared in New Orleans Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Texas Review, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Rites of Spring (Pecan Grove Press), Maple Leaf Rag III (Portals Press), and Letters from the World: Poems from the WOM-PO Listserv (Red Hen Press). This Pagan Heaven (Pecan Grove Press) is her debut collection.

Karen Head is the author of Sassing (2009, WordTech Editions), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, 2009) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her poetry appears, or is forthcoming, in a number of national and international journals and anthologies, and has been invited to present her work in the U.S. and Europe. As a scholar of contemporary American poetry, she has begun to explore the connections between traditional text-based poetry and digitally-enhanced poetry, an exploration that involves her in a number of creative projects being conducted in the Wesley Center for New Media at Georgia Tech. Her first digital poetry project, Poetic Rub, was featured at the E-Poetry 2007 festival in Paris. Head is the Graduate Communication Coordinator and Special Advisor to the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech.

Robert E. Wood teaches in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech. His poetry has appeared recently in Quiddity, Quercus Review, Blue Fifth Review, Ouroboros and Umbrella. His chapbook, Gorizia Notebook, was published this year by Finishing Line Press.

For more information, visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

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