This week Emory's Poetry Council has teamed up with Emory's Office of LGBT Life, the Center for Women, and a grant from the Hightower fund to bring us poetry giant (and former write-in candidate for President) Eileen Myles. Bringing her to Atlanta via New York is no small accomplishment- Myles has earned accolades such as the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Warhol/Creative Capital grant, and the position of Professor Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. Her accomplishments have not stripped her of her edge, though: New York Times critic Holland Carter once called her "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk female writer-performers." She'll be reading from her latest collection, Snowflake/Different Streets, at Emory's Harland Cinema at 8 p.m.
Kill Your Darlings Writer's Workshop
Feb. 4 | 8 p.m.
A bi-weekly writing workshop for writers of every make and mode. Essayists, poets, novelists - all are welcome. It's an opportunity to bond over the written word and get to know a community - with or without writing in tow.
Naked City Presents "VIOLENCE"
Feb 4 | 8:30p
The Goat Farm Arts Center
This raucous, avant-garde open-mic returns to the Goat Farm for an evening of barbarity. Hosts Bernard Setaro Clark and Gina Rickicki challenge writers of every vein to take on the evening's theme of violence and clock it in the jaw once or twice. This is literary bloodsport at its best. Competitors get five minutes in the ring. $10-25 pay-what-you-can at the door to attend.
Melanie Benjamin presents a portrait of Anne Spencer Morrow as a multi-faceted, dynamic woman of many talents. Benjamin goes beyond the roles that made Morrow so renowned (daughter of an ambassador, wife of Charles Lindbergh, feminist author, survivor of her son's kidnapping and murder), and focuses on the strength and determination that defined her through every formative experience.
What's New In Poetry? Presents: Eileen Myles
Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.
The critically acclaimed poet Eileen Myles will be hosted by Emory's Poetry Council to share selections from her extensive body of work, which includes 18 books of poetry as well as journalistic contributions in The Believer, Vice, TimeOut, The Nation, and more. Her most recent collection, a dos a dos entitled Snowflake/Different Streets, was heralded as a " grand gesture that includes the trivial detail and the sublime at once..." by the L.A. Review of Books. Her forthcoming collection of non-fiction, Afterglow, has earned her a 2012 Guggenhiem fellowship.
Vouched Presents: Jared Yates-Sexton, Rachael Maddux, Jamie Allen, & Myke Johns
Feb. 7 | 8 p.m.
The Goatfarm Arts Center
Vouched Presents returns to the Goat Farm for an intimate evening of readings from local and visiting authors. Myke Johns, Jamie Allen, Rachael Maddux, and Jared Yates Sexton are sure to wow you with their candidness. Each masterfully juggles charm, tension, and voice in narrative - exactly what you need to get you out of your February slump.
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