Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present a special evening of poetry featuring National Poetry Series winner Colin Cheney and local favorite Ginger Murchison. The free reading will be Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:15 p.m. in the lower level auditorium at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Books will be available for purchase.
Colin Cheney's first book, Here Be Monsters, was selected as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Open Competition and published by the University of Georgia Press. A Pushcart Prize winner and 2006 recipient of the Ruth Lily Fellowship, his work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, American Poetry Review and more. Visit his website at www.colincheney.com.
A graduate of the M.F.A. Program in Poetry at Warren Wilson College, Ginger Murchison retired from teaching in 1997 to write. A two-time Pushcart nominee, she has published articles, book reviews, and interviews, and her poems have appeared most recently in Atlanta Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Terminus Magazine and numerous anthologies. She assisted Thomas Lux in the founding of POETRY at TECH, Georgia Tech's widely-acclaimed poetry program and is editor of The Cortland Review. Her first collection of poems, Out Here, was published by Jeanne Duval Editions in 2008.