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Mother-son duo to give poetry reading

The Georgia Review will present a reading by poet Marianne Boruch at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave., on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Boruch’s son, Will ­Dunlap, a fiction writer and current graduate ­student in UGA’s creative writing program, will serve as the opening reader for the program.

Boruch comes to Athens as part of her statewide tour on the Georgia Poetry Circuit, a series that brings three poets of national reputation to the campuses of 10 member colleges and universities each year. The Georgia Review, the literary quarterly published at UGA since 1947, has been a supporter of the circuit since its founding in 1985. The reading by Dunlap and Boruch is free and open to the public.

Boruch is the author of seven collections of poetry including, most recently, The Book of Hours and Grace, Fallen. Her eighth-Cadaver, Speak-is forthcoming from Copper Canyon; the 30-page title poem from this volume appeared in The
Georgia Review

A Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh in early 2012, Boruch teaches in the M.F.A. program at Purdue University and in the low-residency graduate program for writers at Warren Wilson College. Dunlap grew up in Indiana, studied cello at the University of Michigan and received his M.F.A. from the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. He studied fiction and screenwriting and received the Keene Prize for Literature.