Virtual Kick-off for the Summer Poetry Trail
Featuring Poets Carlos Andrés Gómez, Alejandro Lemus-Gomez, James Davis May, Amy Pence, and Adrienne Su, and moderated by Chelsea Rathburn.
Reading is free but requires registration at Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-poetry-in-the-parks-summer-poetry-kickoff-tickets-367122050937
On May 17, Georgia Poetry in the Parks poets Diamond Forde, Sean Hill, and Christina Olson took part in a virtual reading and conversation, moderated by Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn.
When Rathburn began contacting poets for Georgia Poetry in the Parks, she heard two frequent objections: “I’m not a nature poet, but…” and “My work tends to be darker than what you probably have in mind.” Embracing those objections, this event gathered three Georgia poets reading and conversation about writing the darker side of nature.
Watch a recording of the event below:
On Sunday, April 24, Georgia Poetry in the Parks poets Maggie Blake Bailey, Mario Chard, Rupert Fike, Nicholas Goodly, Andrea Jurjevic, and Sandra Meek gathered for an outdoor kick-off reading at the Georgia Center for the Book’s headquarters at the Decatur Library.