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Elizabeth Cranford Garcia

Georgia Connection: Thomasville Bio: Elizabeth Cranford Garcia’s work has or will soon appear in journals such as Tar River Poetry Review, CALYX, Dialogist, SoFloPoJo, Mom Egg Review, Psaltery & Lyre, and SWWIM, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her chapbook, Stunt Double, was […]

Beth Gylys

Georgia Connection: Atlanta Bio: Originally from Pennsylvania, Beth Gylys is an award-winning poet and poetry professor at Georgia State University where she has worked for over twenty years. Her fourth collection of poetry, Body Braille, was published in 2020 by Iris Press, and she recently co-authored a collection, The Conversation […]

Jenny Sadre-Orafai

Georgia Connection: Decatur Bio: Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Paper Cotton Leather and Malak and the co-author of Book of Levitations. Her fourth poetry collection, Dear Outsiders, is forthcoming from the University of Akron Press. She teaches at Kennesaw State University and she is a co-founding editor of Josephine […]

Travis Denton

Georgia Connection: Atlanta Bio: Travis Denton lives in Atlanta where he is the Associate Director of Poetry @ TECH at Georgia Tech, and has served as McEver Chair in Poetry. He is also founding editor of the literary arts publication Terminus Magazine. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, magazines […]

Alice Friman

Georgia Connection: Milledgeville Bio: Alice Friman is the author of seven poetry collections, including Blood Weather, The View from Saturn, and Vinculum, which won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. Born in New York City, she now lives in Milledgeville, Georgia. Poem in the Parks: “Baring the Inevitable” Discover More: […]

Gordon Johnston

Georgia Connection: Macon Bio: Gordon Johnston is author of the poetry collections Where Here Is Hard to Say (forthcoming, Mercer University Press) and Scaring the Bears (Mercer University Press, 2021) and of the poetry chapbooks Durable Goods (Finishing Line, 2021) and Gravity’s Light Grip (Perkolator Press, 2007), and is co-author, with Matthew Jennings, of Ocmulgee National […]

Janisse Ray

Georgia Connection: Altamaha Bio: Janisse Ray is a naturalist and activist whose writing explores the borderland of nature and culture. An inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, she is the author of two poetry collections, several books of nonfiction, including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, which won the American Book […]

Ryan Jones

Georgia Connection: Stone Mountain Bio: Ryan Jones is a Mercer University alumnus and an internationally touring spoken word artist based out of Atlanta, GA. Recognized as a fresh and innovative voice throughout the poetry community, Ryan Jones was ranked 13th in the world for spoken word on 2018, was a […]

Michael Diebert

Georgia Connection: Avondale Estates Bio: Michael Diebert is the author of two poetry collections, Life Outside the Set and Thrash. He teaches writing, research, and literature at Perimeter College, Georgia State University and previously served as poetry editor of The Chattahoochee Review. A two-time cancer survivor, Michael lives in Avondale Estates, Georgia […]

Karen Paul Holmes

Georgia Connection: Atlanta Bio: Karen Paul Holmes has two poetry books, No Such Thing as Distance (Terrapin, 2018) and Untying the Knot (Aldrich, 2014). Her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, The Slowdown, and Verse Daily. Journal publications include Diode, Plume, Valparaiso Review, and Prairie Schooner. She founded […]