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UGA sponsors reading by poet Bernadette Mayer on Oct. 21

UGA sponsors reading by poet Bernadette Mayer on October 21 in Athens

Athens, Ga. – Author Bernadette Mayer will read from her poetry on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock in downtown Athens. The reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the department of English at the University of Georgia, and it is free and open to the public. Called “a consummate poet” by Robert Creeley and “magnificent” by John Ashbery, Mayer is one of America’s foremost experimental poets. She has published more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction and collaborations, including Midwinter Day (1982), A Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), Two Haloed Mourners (2000), and Scarlet Tanager (2005). Her latest volume, Poetry State Forest, is due this fall from New Directions. An editor and former director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Mayer has received grants and awards from the PEN American Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, the NEA, The Academy of American Poets and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.