On Tuesday, October 22nd, The Georgia Review will celebrate the launch of its Fall 2019 issue with an evening of poetry featuring Eavan Boland and Alice Friman. Open to the public free of charge, this event will take place at the Lyndon House Arts Center at 6:00 p.m. with a reception with light refreshments to follow. Copies of the poets’ books and The Georgia Review will be available for purchase. ASL interpretation will be provided.
Eavan Boland, described by Anne Fogarty in the Irish Book Review as “one of the foremost writers in contemporary Ireland,” is the author of numerous books, most recently, A Poet’s Dublin (2016) and A Woman Without a Country (2014). These works, like most of her books, were published by W. W. Norton. Other poetry volumes include Domestic Violence (2007); Against Love Poetry (2001); The Lost Land (1998); and In a Time of Violence (1994). Boland is also the author of two books of prose: A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet (2011) and Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (1995). Her many honors include a Lannan Foundation Award in poetry and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Royal Irish Academy. Boland directs the creative-writing program at Stanford University and divides her time between California and her native Ireland. Boland will be introduced by fellow Georgia Review contributor William Walsh, whose interview “‘Shadows in the Story’: An Interview with Eavan Boland” also appears in the Fall 2019 issue.
Alice Friman, a regular contributor to The Georgia Review, is celebrating the upcoming release of her seventh collection of poetry, Blood Weather, by Louisiana State University Press in November. She’s the winner of a Pushcart Prize and is included in Best American Poetry, among other awards and recognitions. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, New Letters, The Southern Review, and are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, North American Review, Hotel Amerika and others. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was poet-in-residence at Georgia College and State University.
The Lyndon House Arts Center is located at 211 Hoyt Street in Athens. The center provides visitors with “a relevant, enriching, and inclusive experience in the arts, encouraging all to foster a deep appreciation of arts and culture.”Amember of the Arts Division of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, Lyndon House offers a rotating contemporary art collection, educational programming, open studio space, and more. See https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse for more information.
This event is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, and the Lyndon House Arts Center.