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Jeff Mock & Margot Schilpp (Georgia Poetry Circuit poets) campus visit & reading

In conjunction with The Georgia Poetry Circuit, The Department of Writing and Linguistics is pleased to announce that poets Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp will be giving a public reading of their poetry on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. A question and answer session will follow the readings. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase before and after the reading.

Jeff Mock is the author of Ruthless (Three Candles Press, 2010) and teaches in the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State University. He received an MFA from The University of Alabama, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and Editor of Black Warrior Review. He served as Assistant Editor of The Gettysburg Review for seven years before joining the faculty of SCSU. He is the author also of a chapbook, Evening Travelers (Volans Press, 1994), and a guidebook for beginning writers, You Can Write Poetry (Writer’s Digest Books, 1998). His poems appear in The Atlantic Monthly,Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, The Georgia Review, The Indiana Review, The Iowa, Review, New England Review, The North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife, Margot Schilpp, and their daughters, Paula and Leah.

Margot Schilpp was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1962. She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Civil Twilight (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012), Laws of My Nature (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2005), and The World’s Last Night (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001). Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and she has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and an M.F.A. at the University of Utah. She teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and at Quinnipiac University. Schilpp lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, the poet Jeff Mock, and their two daughters, Paula and Leah.

For more information about The Georgia Poetry Circuit at Georgia Southern University, please contact Christina Olson.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.

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