Poet Bruce Beasley to Give Reading at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. – Poet Bruce Beasley will read from his work on Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in room 149 of Park Hall on the University of Georgia campus.

Beasley is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Signs and Abominations, which was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2000. His third book, Summer Mystagogia, was chosen by Charles Wright as winner of the 1996 Colorado Prize in Poetry. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is currently professor of English at Western Washington University.

Beasley’s work details with notions of the sacred and profane, considering such issues as the art of Andres Serrano, the possibilities of a spiritual life in contemporary America and the poet’s childhood in Macon.

The event is sponsored by Verse, a poetry magazine edited by the UGA Creative Writing Program’s Brian Henry, and is free and open to the public.