Poetry Atlanta Presents… Brendan Constantine & Julie E. Bloemeke (Just added - A workshop!)

JUST ADDED "When the bough breaks…" - A Poetry Workshop with Brendan Constantine
Perhaps one of our oldest lyric traditions is the Lullaby. Every culture has its own examples and many of the world's celebrated poets have written them. So why does this enduring form almost never appear in standard guides to poetics? What makes a lullaby and why is it so hard to define? Los Angeles poet, Brendan Constantine, offers a generative writing workshop on the poetry of sleep. The workshop will be held at the Decatur Library Auditorium at 6 p.m. before Brendan's reading with Julie. Everyone is invited!

Join Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book on Wednesday, June 18, at 7:15 p.m. for a special reading by Brendan Constantine and Julie E. Bloemeke. Brendan is on a cross-country driving tour reading from his recently published and work-in-progress, so come out and show some love to this amazing poet.

Brendan Constantine is a native of Los Angeles. His work has appeared in numerous journals, notably FIELD, Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, ZYZZYVA,Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and LA Times bestseller The Underground Guide To Los Angeles. His most recent books are 'Birthday Girl With Possum' (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and 'Calamity Joe' (2012 Red Hen Press). His first collection, Letters To Guns (2009 Red Hen Press), continues to receive acclaim and is taught extensively in school throughout the country. He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, the James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently poet in residence at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

Julie E. Bloemeke is currently working on her first book of poetry. A 2012 and 2014 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in various publications including The Raven Chronicles, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Deep South Magazine.

Other Readings & Events In June

June, July & August

Open Mic at Callanwolde
During the summer months of June, July and August, open mic poetry readings will be held on second Wednesdays at 8:00 pm at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. To sign up for the reading on June 11, please call Amy McNett at Callanwolde at 404-872-5338, extension 228. If necessary leave a message including a phone number. Please sign up only once per summer. The reading will be held in the library on the first floor of the Callanwolde mansion. The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Free refreshments will follow the reading. Arrive early for the best parking, which is also free. Admission is $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors and members. For more information call Callanwolde at 404-872-5338 or go to www.callanwolde.org.

Thursday, June 26, 8:00 p.m. 
What's New In Poetry: Sarah Marcus, Carleen Tibbetts, Matt Mauch, Leah Umansky, Alexandra Naughton
Barnes & Noble Emory Bookstore 
The poets will read from their latest work. Free and open to the public. Find out more at this link.

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