Poetry Atlanta Presents... National Poetry Month

Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present a special evening of poetry to mark National Poetry Month with four fantastic poets. The reading will take place Tuesday, April 3, 7:15 p.m. at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. The event is free and open to the public.

Frank X Walker is the author of the poetry collections When Winter Come: the Ascension of York, Black Box, Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York, which won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2004, Affrilachia and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate this Ride. A 2005 recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry, Walker is a professor at the University of Kentucky and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, and the editor and publisher of PLUCK! The New Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture. Turn Me Loose: Unghosting Medgar Evers is forthcoming in 2012.

Opal Moore is the author of Lot's Daughters, published in April 2004 by Third World Press. She has published short stories and essays in several journals and anthologies, and collaborated on projects with visual artists, musicians and filmmakers as well. She currently chairs the English department at Spelman College.

Julie E. Bloemeke  is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems have recently appeared in A&U Magazine, Qarrtsiluni and in the chapbook Jasper Speaks: Download published in February 2012 by Muddy Ford Press and Jasper Magazine. Her series of poetry and photography on abandoned houses will be featured in the April issue of Deep South magazine. Her poetry and non-fiction are forthcoming in a number of anthologies including The Southern Poetry Anthology of Georgia Poets. She is currently working on her second poetry manuscript.

Karen Garrabrant (aka Karen G.) is co-founder of Cliterati, the Atlanta-based open mic for radfemale/trans/punk/ spoken word. She has curated events such as Ladyfest South, Seen + Heard Festival, and served on the board of Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL). As slam ma’am for the Art Amok Poetry Slam, she guided five teams to the National Poetry Slam. Her publications include Crux: An Anthology of Words and Images from the American South to South Africa, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, Charis Review, and Estrology. She can also be heard on an anthology CD for women in the Congo, Congo’s Angels.

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