To celebrate its upcoming issue, The Georgia Review will host a reading by Elly Bookman, winner of the fifth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize.
The event will be held June 25 at 7 p.m. at Cine, which is located at 234 W. Hancock Ave. Sponsored by The Georgia Review and the National Endowment for the Arts, the event is open free to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading.
Georgia Review assistant editor Soham Patel will be the opening reader for the event, which also will include a musical performance by Cortez Garza.
Bookman’s poem “Lesson” will be published in the forthcoming issue of The Georgia Review. Bookman also has received the inaugural Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, the Florida Review and elsewhere. Bookman writes and teaches in her hometown of Atlanta.
The Georgia Review, an award-winning literary journal that publishes original poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and visual art, was founded at the University of Georgia in 1947.