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Georgia Poetry Circuit welcomes Elena Karina Byrne on April 11

In conjunction with The Georgia Poetry Circuit, The Department of Writing and Linguistics is pleased to announce that poet and visual artist Elena Karina Byrne will be giving a public craft talk and reading of her poetry on Thursday, April 11. The schedule of events is:

  • Craft talk/Q&A: 2-3 pm, Newton 1114
  • Reading: 6:30-7:30 pm, Business 1124

Both events are free and open to the public. Byrne’s books will be available for purchase before and after the 6:30 pm reading.

Elena Karina Byrne is a visual artist, freelance editor, professor, book reviewer, the Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club, and annual Poetry Consultant and Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. She also works on poetry programs with the Craft & Folk Art Museum and sits on the advisory board for What Books Press. Her book reviews and essays have appeared in Poetry, Slope, Poetry International, The Journal and Omniverse. Elena’s publications, among others, include, 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII Best of the Small Presses, Best American Poetry 2005, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly. Books include: The Flammable Bird (Zoo Press 2002), MASQUE, (Tupelo Press 2008) and Squander (Omnidawn 2016); she has just completed a book of essays, VOYEUR HOUR: Meditations on Poetry, Art & Desire.

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

The College of Arts and Humanities, the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world.


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