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Charlotte Pence

Georgia Connection: Rome Bio: Charlotte Pence is author of two full-length poetry books, most recently Code, two chapbooks, and a composition handbook, and editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics. She is the director of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama. Her writing […]

Danielle Cadena Deulen

Georgia Connection: Decatur Bio: Danielle Cadena Deulen’s poetry collections include Desire Museum (forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2023), Lovely Asunder, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us, and American Libretto. She has also published a memoir, The Riots, and is co-creator and host of the poetry podcast “Lit from the Basement.” She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Georgia State […]

William Wright

Georgia Connection: Dahlonega Bio: William Wright’s biggest joy in life is teaching and guiding others in their writing pursuits. Wright is author or editor of twenty-three nationally and internationally distributed books: seven full-length books, including Grass Chapels: New & Selected Poems (Mercer University Press, 2021) and four chapbooks. Wright’s poems […]

Nick Norwood

Georgia Connection: Columbus Bio: Nick Norwood’s poem “powerhouse” is permanently installed as a public art piece by sculptor Mike McFalls on the Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus. Nick is the author of four full volumes and two limited-edition books of poetry, and his work has appeared in over 50 literary journals, […]

Rose McLarney

Georgia Connection: Pine Mountain Bio: Rose McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, both from Penguin Poets, as well as The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, published by Four Way Books. She is co-editor of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, from University of Georgia Press, and the journal Southern Humanities […]

Cathy Carlisi

Georgia Connection: Atlanta Bio: Cathy Carlisi’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Mid-American Review, Southern Review, The Greensboro Review, The Atlanta Review and others.  The Conversation Turns to Wide-Mouth Jars, a collection of poems featuring the complementary voices of Beth Gylys, Jennifer Wheelock, and Cathy in organic conversation came out in 2022 and […]

Stephen Wing

Georgia Connection: Atlanta Bio: Stephen Wing is the author of three books of poem and an eco-comic novel. The natural world is his primary theme and inspiration as a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. He lives in Atlanta, where he hosts an “Earth Poetry” workshop each season, exploring the city’s many […]

Janice Townley Moore

Georgia Connection: Young Harris Bio: Janice Townley Moore, an Atlanta native, spent a long career in the English Department at Young Harris College in the mountains of North Georgia.  In the summers she and some of her colleagues attended the annual poetry workshops offered at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.  Guest poets of […]

Philip Lee Williams

Georgia Connection: Athens Bio: Philip Lee Williams is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Eden’s Last Horizon: Poems for the Earth, as well as thirteen novels and four books of nonfiction. A member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, he has been named Georgia Author of the […]

Sjohnna McCray

Georgia Connection: Athens Bio: Sjohnna McCray earned his MFA from the University of Virginia. His work has been published in Poetry South, Blood Orange Review, Southern Humanities Review, and others. In 2015, he received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. McCray lives and teaches in Athens, […]