Decatur Book Festival
There will be poetry galore all Labor Day weekend-long with readings on the poetry stage at Java Monkey Coffee House and special readings and appearances by Saeed Jones, Denise Duhamel, Maureeen Seaton and many, many more. See the full schedule of events at www.decaturbookfestival.com.
Poetry At Callanwolde
Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
Features: Joseph Harrison and Julie E. Bloemeke
Admission $5 (free for Callanwolde members). Free parking. The reading will be held in the library which is on the first floor of the mansion. Free refreshments and a book signing will follow. For more information call 404-872-5338 or go to www.callanwolde.org.
Joseph Harrison is the author of four books of poetry, The Fly in the Ointment (20th anniversary edition, 2014), Someone Else’s Name (2003), Identity Theft (2008), and Shakespeare’s Horse (2015). His honors include an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellowship in poetry from the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the Senior American Editor for Waywiser Press, and the editor of The Hecht Prize Anthology. He lives in Baltimore.
Julie E. Bloemeke of Atlanta earned her MA in American Literature from the University of South Carolina and her MFA in poetry from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her manuscript Slide to Unlock recently placed as a semifinalist in three book prize contests. In May 2015 she won the ekphrastic poetry competition at the Toledo Museum of Art where her work will be on display until the fall. Her poetry has recently appeared in Chautauqua Literary Journal, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, The Raven Chronicles, and elsewhere.
Poetry Atlanta Presents…
Sept. 30, 7:15 p.m.
Call & Response with Collin Kelley & Karen Head
Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book stage, featuring poets Collin Kelley and Karen Head. The reading, Call & Response, will feature Head and Kelley reading their poetry round-robin style selecting poems on the fly to find common themes, moods and imagery. It’s a fun, experimental and unexpected evening of poetry because the audience -- and the poets -- aren’t sure what’s coming next. Decatur Library Auditorium (lower level), 215 Sycamore St. Free and open to the public. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org
Poetry at Tech
The new series kicks of Oct. 1 with William Corbett and Ellen Bass. See details and the full schedule at http://poetry.gatech.edu.