Campus News

Acclaimed poet to give reading

The Georgia Review and the Georgia Poetry Circuit will sponsor a reading by poet Rick Campbell on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Ciné Bar/Café/Cinema in downtown Athens. Stephen Corey, editor of the Review and author of several poetry collections, will open for Campbell. This event is open free to the public.

Campbell’s latest book of poems is Dixmont. His earlier collections are The Traveler’s Companion (Black Bay Books, 2004); Setting the World In Order, which won the Walt McDonald Prize; and a chapbook, A Day’s Work. Individually, his poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Georgia Review, The Florida Review and Prairie Schooner. Campbell’s work has earned him a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and two fellowships from the Florida Arts Council.

Campbell is also the long-time director of Anhinga Press, one of the leading all-poetry publishers in the country, and he teaches English at Florida A&M University.

The Georgia Poetry Circuit is a nine-member coalition of colleges and universities that annually supports statewide tours by three nationally recognized poets. Cleopatra Mathis read in Athens on Nov. 9, and Brian Turner will give a reading April 1. More information is available online at www.thegeorgiareview.com.