Athens, Ga. – Ed Pavlić, a professor of English and creative writing in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will read from his latest collection of poetry Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
The new volume, “Visiting Hours at the Color Line,” was published in July by Milkweed Editions after Pavlić was selected as a winner in the 2012 National Poetry Series. The series ensures the publication of five books of poetry per year through participating publishers, with each book selected by a distinguished poet. Pavlić’s book was selected by Dan Beachy-Quick, author of “Mulberry” and “A Whaler’s Dictionary.”
The collection “attempts to complicate this black and white, straight-line feature of our collective imagination and to map its nonlinear, deeply colored timbres and hues,” according to the publisher. “From daring prose poems to powerful free verse, Pavlić’s lines are musically infused, bearing tones of soul, R&B and jazz.”
The reading is sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the department of English and the creative writing program. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the CinéLab. Refreshments will be served.
Pavlić’s other published works include “But Here Are Small Clear Refractions” (Chinua Achebe Center, 2009) and “Winners Have Yet to Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway” (UGA Press, 2008). He has been awarded the Darwin Turner Memorial Prize from African American Review and the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, among other international honors. He has held fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the MacDowell Colony and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.
For more information, see http://willson.uga.edu/event/ed-pavlic-visiting-hours-at-the-color-line/.
UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA. In the service of its mission to promote research and creativity in the humanities and arts, the Willson Center sponsors and participates in numerous public events on and off the UGA campus throughout the academic year. It supports faculty through research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, collaborative instruction, public conferences, exhibitions, and performances. For more information, see http://willson.uga.edu/.