The Georgia Review will celebrate the launch of its summer 2019 issue Aug. 20 with an evening of poetry and music featuring poets Alberto Ríos and Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and Athens-based musician Sarah Zúñiga. Open free to the public, this event will take place at 7 p.m. at Ciné, which is located at 234 West Hancock Ave. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Avid Bookshop will be selling copies of the poets’ books, and The Georgia Review will be available for purchase. ASL interpretation will be provided.
Ríos, Arizona’s first poet laureate, is the author of 13 books of poetry, three collections of short stories and a memoir. His work, which is regularly taught and translated, has been adapted to dance and both classical and popular music. A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Ríos resides in Chandler, Arizona.
Cahnmann-Taylor is a professor of TESOL and world language education in UGA’s College of Education. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Barrow Street and Puerto Del Sol, among others.
The Georgia Review, an award-winning literary journal that publishes original poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews, as well as visual art, was founded at the University of Georgia in 1947.