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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.

Carmen Giménez Smith

Monday, February 3, 2020, 7 p.m.

History Room, Tift Hall

Through her work, Carmen Giménez Smith explores issues affecting the lives of females, Latina identity, and frequent references to myth and memory. She is the author of seven books including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and most recently, Cruel Futures published by City Lights. She was awarded an American Book Award for Bring Down the Little Birds and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker. She co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin Writing published by Counterpath Press in 2014. She is the co-director for CantoMundo, published by Noemi Press, a professor of English at Virginia Tech, and poetry editor of The Nation with Steph Burt.

Ryan Wilson

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.

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