March Readings & Events

Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.
Matthew & Michael Dickman
Woodruff Library, Emory University
Matthew Dickman is the author of "All-American Poem," winner of the 2009 Oregon Book Award for Poetry and the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. His poetry often references pop culture and expresses lust and yearning. Michael Dickman, author of "The End of the West," writes poems that document the bright desires and all-too-common sufferings of modern times: spiritual longing, drug abuse, surviving violence, and lost friends. His second collection of poems, "Flies," won the James Laughlin Award and is forthcoming in May 2011. The reading is free and open to the public. Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library at Emory University. For more information, click here.

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Chris Abani
SCAD Atlanta
An L.A. artist's search for identity forms the core of the diffuse but haunting new novel, "The Virgin of Falmes," by Nigerian-born poet and Graceland novelist Abani. Free and open to the public. 1600 Peachtree St.

Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m.
Pre-release party for Megan Volpert's "Sonics in Warholia"
Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur
A pre-order party for Megan Volpert's new chapbook, "Sonics in Warholia." Features all new and unpublished work by Atlanta's literary icons Bruce Covey, Jim Elledge, Rupert Fike, Paul Guest, Collin Kelley, Randy Prunty, Karen Head & Karen G, written directly in response to the new chapbook. Audience will vote for the top two response pieces and Megan will read those two root pieces. $5 donation for entry; $10 to pre-order book. 120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA.

Wednesday, March 9, 8 p.m.
M. Ayodele Heath and Maudelle Driskell
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

M. Ayodele Heath, whose debut collection, "Otherness," has just been published by Brick Road Poetry Press and Maudelle Driskell, recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, will read from their work. Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call 404-872-5338 or visit

Saturday, March 12, 8p.m.
Sun & Moon Reading: Molly Brodak and Christine Swint
Joe's Coffee
Molly Brodak is originally from Michigan and currently teaches in Augusta, Georgia. Her poems have appeared recently in Kenyon Review, Field, Ninth Letter, Bateau, the Colorado Review, and she is the author of the chapbook Instructions for a Painting (GreenTower Press) and the book A Little Middle of the Night (U of Iowa Press). Christine Swint lives in the Atlanta area with her family and her two dogs, Red and Duffy. A former Spanish teacher, she now studies in the M.F.A. program in poetry at Georgia State University, where she also teaches basic composition. You can find her online at her quaint, homey blog, Balanced on the Edge. 520 Flat Shoals Drive, East Atlanta.

Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Chad Davidson, Gerry LaFemina and Joel Brouwer
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Poetry at Tech welcomes three noted poets to its next reading in the Kress Auditorium of the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum on the Georgia Tech campus, 50010th Street. Plenty of free parking available just in front of the building's entrance or through the gate, which is straight ahead as you turn off 10th Street. To see poet bios and for more info, visit

March 20-22
Women's History Month Series featuring Rita Dove
Emory University

The Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate will lead three events on the Emory campus including a reading from her latest collection, "Sonata Mulattica," which tells the story of a nineteenth-century black violin virtuoso, Bridgetower, who inspired Beethoven but died in obscurity. Dove will also read with Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey. To see the full schedule of events and readings, visit this link.

Thursday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Emory Poetry Council: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Elizabeth Bryant, Chris DeWeese
Emory Bookstore (Barnes & Noble)
Three noted poets will read from their work at this free event. For more information, visit.

Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.
Seth Parker, Lyndsey Cohen and T.J. Jarrett
Beep Beep Gallery
Seth Parker is an editor at Agnes Fox Press and of SKEIN Magazine. Lyndsey Cohen is an editor at Agnes Fox Press and her poems have appeared in magazines such as DIAGRAM, Octopus, and Sentence. T. J. Jarrett's poems have appeared in African American Review, Boston Review, DIAGRAM, and Ninth Letter. 696 Charles Allen Dr.

Tuesday, March 29, 7:15 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta Presents... M. Ayodele Heath
Decatur Library
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present an evening with poet M. Ayodele Heath, whose debut collection, "Otherness," has just been published by Brick Road Poetry Press. Free and open to the public.

March 31-April 1
Agnes Scott College Writers Festival
The featured poet at the festival will be Arda Collins. Her collection of poems, "It Is Daylight," won the 2008 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. Her poems have recently appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review and A Public Space. Collins will be giving her reading Friday, April 1, 1 p.m. in the Winter Theatre of the Dana Fine Arts Building. There will be a book signing and reception to follow. Books of both writers will be available for purchase at the events. More events are happening over the two-day festival. To see the full schedule, visit

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