Athens, Ga. – Four University of Georgia writers will share original poetry, fiction and non-fiction at Hot Corner Café (corner of Washington and Hull streets) on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Readers will include Jenn Blair, Siân Griffiths, Misha Cahnmann Taylor and David Ingle. This event is free and open to the public.
The VOX Reading Series, hosted by graduate students in the UGA English department, offers literary readings at Athens venues throughout the academic year. Featured works for February’s event need not have romantic themes. This is a “love fest” in the sense that this event unites multiple genres, as well as people of diverse departments and disciplines from around campus.
Blair is a Ph.D. student in English and writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction from Yakima, Wash. and has published work in The Penwood Review, Fairfield Review, Christian Century, Ancient Paths Literary Review and Sow’s Ear. One of her essays recently was selected as a finalist in the 2007 Agnes Scott writing contest.
Griffiths earned her Ph.D. in English with a creative writing emphasis at
UGA last May. She is a Park Hall Fellow in English and a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Women’s Writing, Quarterly West, River Teeth, Court Green and The Georgia Review (twice). She recently completed her first novel, Borrowed Horses.
Taylor is an assistant professor of language and literacyeducation at UGA, and holds a M.F.A. in poetry from New England College. She is former national slam poetry competitor for the Monterrey Bay team. She studies arts-based inquiry in language education and teaches workshops in Boalian Theater. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Puerto Del Sol, Quarterly West and American Poetry Review.
Ingle is a poet, Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature and assistant editor of The Georgia Review has published poems in Crazyhorse, Quarterly West and elsewhere.