To celebrate the release of our new reversible, flippable Fall/Winter 2018 double issue, The Georgia Review will host a reading by authors Camille T. Dungy and Bob Hicok at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at Ciné in downtown Athens. The event, which will include music by local artist JoJo Glidewell, is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading.
Camille T. Dungy is the author of the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History (W. W. Norton, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. She has also edited several anthologies, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009). Her honors include NEA Fellowships in both poetry (2003) and prose (2018), an American Book Award, and two NAACP Image Award nominations. She is a professor at Colorado State University. Her essay “Is All Writing Environmental Writing?” appears in the Fall issue of The Georgia Review.
Bob Hicok is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Words for Empty, Words for Full (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010); Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon Press,2013), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Sex & Love (Copper Canyon Press, 2016); and his latest collection, Hold (Copper Canyon Press, 2018). He is currently teaching at Virginia Tech. The Winter 2018 issue of The Georgia Review features two new poems by Hicok, “Saving a life” and “I keep a weather station in my head.”
The Georgia Review’s Fall issue offers a look at the changing nature of environmental writing in the age of the Anthropocene. The Winter issue showcases new works of fiction in a feature titled “Here, There, Then, Now: Stories from Six Worlds.” Both are bound together in a handsome and uniquely designed double issue, which includes new work from nearly 50 writers as well as two full art portfolios and which will be for sale at a promotional rate at the event. Books by Dungy and Hicok will also be available.
Ciné, which defines itself as “the only independently operated, mission driven, non-profit, community-based art house movie theatre in the region,” is located at 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens. In addition to its theaters and event space, Ciné also offers a full bar. See www.athenscine.com for more information.
This event is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ASL interpretation will be provided.