The Georgia Review presents two Pulitzer Price winners together on stage

The Georgia Review presents two Pulitzer Prize winners together on stage

Athens, Ga. –The Georgia Review will present a reading by two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, together on stage for the first time, on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Stephen Dunn and Natasha Trethewey will appear at the Margaret Mitchell House Museum and Visitor’s Center, 990 Peachtree Street, in Atlanta, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and followed by the readings at 7 p.m.

The reading is free for members of the Margaret Mitchell House, and $10 for the general public. The Georgia Review also will offer a specially-priced package which will include admission to the reading plus a subscription to the magazine.

Stephen Dunn is the author of fourteen books of poetry, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his collection Different Hours. He was born in New York City in 1939 and earned a B.A. in history and English from Hofstra University. Dunn attended the New School Writing Workshops and finished his M.A. in creative writing at Syracuse University. He has worked as a professional basketball player, an advertising copywriter, and an editor, as well as a professor of creative writing. His books of poetry include Everything Else in the World (2006); Local Visitations (2003); Different Hours (2000); Loosestrife (1996); New and Selected Poems: 1974-1994 (1994); Landscape at the End of the Century (1991); Between Angels (1989); and Local Time (1986). Dunn is the winner of the National Poetry Series and others. He also is the author of Walking Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry (2001), and Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs (1998).

Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Miss. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University, and an M.F.A in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. Her most recent collection is Native Guard (2006), for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her first poetry collection, Domestic Work (2000), won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize (selected by Rita Dove), a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her second collection, Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002), received the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. She is currently the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University.

Dunn and Trethewey will also be appearing separately in Athens – Dunn on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in Park Hall room 265, and Trethewey on Jan 16, time and place to be announced.

For more information about The Georgia Review, contact 706/542-3481, or garev@uga.edu, or visit www.uga.edu/garev. For further information about the Dunn and Trethewey reading, contact the Margaret Mitchell House at 404/814-2064.