Poetry at Tech: McEver Poetry Reading

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday February 6, 2013
      6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kress Auditorium, IPST Building, 500 10th Street
  • Phone:
  • URL: http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact

Travis Denton, School of Literature, Communication and Culture

travis.denton@lcc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: McEver Poetry Reading by Poetry at Tech

Full Summary: Poetry at Tech presents the annual McEver Poetry Reading, featuring poets Sandra Meek, Bruce McEver, and Rupert Fike

Poetry at Tech presents the McEver Poetry Reading, featuring poets Sandra Meek, Bruce McEver, and Rupert Fike

Free and Open to the Public; no Tickets or Reservations Required

About the poets:
  • Sandra Meek is the author of four books of poems, Road Scatter (Persea Books, 2012), Biogeography, winner of the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press, 2008), Burn (2005), and Nomadic Foundations (2002), as well as a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival (2001). She is also the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Ninebark 2007), which was awarded a 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal.Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Conjunctions, and The Iowa Review, among others. She has twice been awarded Georgia Author of the Year, in 2006 for Burn, and in 2003 for Nomadic Foundations, which also was awarded the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry. She is a co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit, poetry editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Georgia, USA.
  • Rupert Fike's collection, Lotus Buffet (Brick Road Poetry Press) was named Finalist in the 2011 Georgia Author of the Year Awards. He has been nominated for Pushcart prizes in fiction and poetry with work appearing in The Southern Review of Poetry, Rosebud, Natural Bridge, The Georgetown Review and others. He has a poem inscribed in a downtown Atlanta plaza, and his non-fiction book, Voices from the Farm, is now in its second printing with accounts of life on a spiritual community in the 1970s.
  • Bruce McEver started writing in workshops in New York City with Hugh Seidman, Pearl London, Katha Pollitt, Brooks Haxton, David Lehman, and J.D. McClatchy. He has taken writing seminars at Sarah Lawrence College with Thomas Lux and Kevin Pilkington and, most recently, was a summer residency student at the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where he worked with Stephen Dobyns. His poems have appeared in PloughsharesWestviewThe Berkshire ReviewThe Cortland Review, The Connecticut River Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and The Atlanta Review . He works in New York City and lives in Salisbury, Connecticut.

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

General, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Economics, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of Modern Languages, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, School of History and Sociology, School of Public Policy

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
Kress Auditorium, mcever, poetry
Status
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  • Created On: Feb 3, 2014 - 11:54am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm