Georgia Poetry Circuit
The Georgia Poetry Circuit was founded at Mercer University in 1985. It is a consortium of 10 Georgia colleges and universities working together to bring poets of national and international reputation to all members’ campuses annually, providing important access to the literary arts for Georgia residents across the state.
All performances are free of charge and are held at 7 p.m. in the History Room located on the first floor of Tift Hall on ABAC’s Tifton campus.
Monday, February 3, 2020, 7 p.m.
History Room, Tift Hall
Pavlic is the author of 11 books and pieces in over 60 magazines. His books include “Another Kind of Madness,” “Live at the Bitter End,” and “Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener.” Forthcoming books include “Let it be Broke,” a collection of poems focused upon cross-racial dynamics in American life. On his web site at www.edpavlic.com , Pavlic is characterized as an “American writer whose work travels across, often blurring, genres: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scholarship.” Pavlic received The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Award in 2001, the National Poetry Series Open Competition award in 2012 and 2014, the Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers’ Association in 2009, and the Darwin Turner Memorial Award from African American Review in 1997.
A Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Georgia, Pavlic lives in Athens with his family.
Monday, April 6, 2020, 7 p.m.
History Room, Tift Hall
Ryan Wilson is an editor, literary critic, and poet in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Griffin and raised in nearby Macon, he holds graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Boston University. He is author of The Stranger World published by Measure Press in 2017 and winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His works have been published in 32 publications including; Able Muse, The Classical Outlook, Dappled Things, First Things, Light, The Hopkins Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Measure, Raintown Review, River Styx, The Sewanee Theological Review, and Unsplendid, among others. He is the administrator and chief financial officer of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, and he teaches at The Catholic University of America.