On Tuesday, April 12th, The Georgia Review will host an evening of poetry, featuring Arthur Sze and Ilya Kaminsky reading with the 2020 and 2021 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize winners, Hannah Perrin King and Mathew Weitman. Open to the public and free of charge, this event will take place in the Ciné Lab from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., with a book signing during intermission at 6:30. Copies of the poets’ books and The Georgia Review will be available for purchase.
Hear the winning poems:
*Ciné requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours.
Arthur Sze is the author of ten books of poetry, including Sight Lines (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), which received the National Book Award for Poetry. A limited-edition letterpress chapbook, Starlight Behind Daylight, was published by St. Brigid Press in 2020. His new and collected poems, The Glass Constellation, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in April 2021. A professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ilya Kaminsky is the author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019), a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, as well as Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) and Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press, 2002). He has won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and the Foreword Magazine’s Best Poetry Book of the Year award, among many other honors. Kaminsky is a professor at Georgia Tech, where he holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry and directs the Poetry@Tech program.
Mathew Weitman, a Brooklyn-based poet and writer, has work published or forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Bennington Review, The Southwest Review, The Evergreen Review, and elsewhere. He received his MFA from the New School, where he was a student poetry editor for LIT, and will begin an artist residency at Bloedel Reserve in 2022.
Hannah Perrin King, whose poem in this issue won The Georgia Review’s 2020 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, was also named the winner of Narrative Magazine’s Eleventh Annual Poetry Contest and received AWP’s Kurt Brown Prize for Poetry and New Millennium Writings’ 48th New Millennium Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Adroit Journal, North American Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and Best New Poets, among others. She was a finalist for The Missouri Review’s Editors’ Prize and her first manuscript is a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She currently lives in northern California.