Director of UGA Creative Writing Program to read from new book of poetry

Director of UGA Creative Writing Program to read from new book of poetry

Athens, Ga. – Ed Pavlic, associate professor and director of the University of Georgia Creative Writing Program, will read from his latest book of poems, Labors Lost Left Unfinished, (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006) on Feb. 1. The reading will be held in room 265 of Park Hall at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception in room 261.

Pavlic is also the author of the poetry collection Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (2001) and of a critical book, Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture (2002). His interests include international modernism, contemporary American poetry and African-American literature and culture. Much of his work has to do with the importance of music in the literary world.

Praise for Labors Lost Left Unfinished includes the following from Adrienne Rich. She said, “The tension in Ed Pavlic’s poems is a language-cable wrought to swing you out over unnerving spaces, let you see and hear what they really hold, and bring you back up more alive than you were before. Dialogic, dangerous, this is a poetics of body and soul, music to listen to with all five senses.” Author Yusef Komunyakaa said, “Labors Lost Left Unfinished perfects Ed Pavlic’s sharp eye for popular culture and history. This collection is like an alluvial fan that draws everything to a lyrical moment, to a reckoning. There’s a beauty embodied in this poet’s straightforward journey.”

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