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Georgia Poetry Circuit welcomes David Baker on November 7

In conjunction with The Georgia Poetry Circuit, The Department of Writing and Linguistics is pleased to announce that poet David Baker will be giving a public craft talk and reading of his poetry on Thursday, November 7. The schedule of events is:

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

Both events are free and open to the public. Baker’s latest book will be available for purchase before and after the 6:30 p.m. reading.

David Baker is the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently Swift: New and Selected Poems (Norton, 2019), Scavenger Loop (Norton, 2015), and Never-Ending Birds (Norton, 2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011. His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (SFA University Press, 2018), Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014) and, with Ann Townsend, Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (Graywolf, 2007). Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, and Society of Midland Authors. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and is Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.

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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