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4 p.m. Monday, March 2: Reading & Lecture by Doris Kadish

UGA Russell Special Collections Libraries
300 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA

Doris Kadish’s “A Young Communist in Love” marks her entry into the world of the personal essay, which she has been practicing since retiring from the University of Georgia as Distinguished Research Professor Emerita in 2011. A veteran of forty years of teaching French and women’s studies, first at Kent State University and then at UGA, she served variously as head or director of Romance Languages, Women’s Studies, and the Latin American Studies Institute. She is the author of numerous monographs, edited books, and translations, most recently Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves (Liverpool University Press, 2012, 2014) and the forthcoming co-edited anthology Poetry of Haitian Independence (Yale University Press). Since 1997 she has maintained a research website ( devoted to providing access to primary texts related to slavery in the French-speaking world.



7 p.m. Thursday, April 16: 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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