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7 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014: Sholeh Wolpé with Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes presented by the Georgia Poetry Circuit

Lyndon House Arts Center
293 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA

Born in Iran, Sholeh Wolpé is the author of three collections of poetry and two books of translations, and is the editor of three anthologies. Her first book, The Scar Saloon, was lauded by Billy Collins as “poems that cast a light on some of what we all hold in common,” and her translations of the iconic Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad’s selected work, Sin, received the distinguished Lois Roth Persian Translation Award in 2010. Wolpé’s writings have garnered many other honors, have been translated into several languages, and have appeared in numerous American and international anthologies of poetry and fiction. She is based in Los Angeles.

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes' work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Pank, the Collagist, Tweed's, NANO Fiction, Western Humanities Review, SpringGun, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently a doctoral candidate in English and creative writing at UGA and is at work on her second novel.

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November 9 – 10, 2014: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Events
Featuring Mary Hood and Alfred Uhry

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7 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Noah Blaustein presented by the Georgia Poetry Circuit

Ciné BarCaféCinéma
234 W. Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA

Noah Blaustein has had published poems in Zyzzyva, the Massachusetts Review, the Harvard Review, Barrow Street, Poetry Daily, The Fish Anthology (selected by Billy Collins), Orion, Pleiades and many other journals. Noah’s first book, Flirt, was selected by Kevin Prufer for University of New Mexico’s Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series edited by Hilda Ras. The anthology he edited, Motion: American Sports Poems, was an editor’s pick of National Public Radio and The Boston Globe as well as a Librarian’s Pick of the New York Public Library. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife and kids.

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7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015: C. G. Hanzlicek presented by the Georgia Poetry Circuit

Ciné BarCaféCinéma
234 W. Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA

C. G. Hanzlicek was born in Owatonna, Minnesota, in 1942. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1964 and an M.F.A. from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1966. He is the author of nine books of poetry: Living in It, Stars (winner of the 1977 Devins Award for Poetry), Calling the Dead, A Dozen for Leah, When There Are No Secrets, Mahler: Poems and Etchings, Against Dreaming, The Cave: Selected and New Poems, and, most recently, The Lives of Birds, which appeared in 2013. He has translated Native American Songs, A Bird’s Companion, and poems from the Czech, Mirroring: Selected Poems of Vladimir Holan, which won the Robert Payne Award from the Columbia University Translation Center in 1985. In the summer of 2001, he retired from California State University, Fresno, where he taught for 35 years and was for most of those years the Director of the Creative Writing Program.
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