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A New South Reading featuring Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

This event is free and open to the public. We plan to begin serving light refreshments at 5:30 and to kick off the poetry around 6:00. Copies of New South (free to all GSU students) will be provided, and Julia's book of poems, "The Bear Who Ate the Stars," will be available for purchase and signing. 

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach is the winner of our 2016 Poetry Contest, judged by Anya Silver. 

Julia emigrated from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania where her research focuses on contemporary American poetry about the Holocaust. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and TENT Conferences as well as the Auschwitz Jewish Center. Julia is the author of The Bear Who Ate the Stars (Split Lip Press, 2014) and her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Muzzle, and Sixth Finch, among others. She is four-time winner of the Williams Carlos Williams University Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets (2014-2017) and was the 2016 winner of New South’s Poetry Prize. Julia is also Editor-in-Chief of Construction Magazine ( and when not busy chasing her toddler around the playgrounds of Philadelphia, she writes a blog about motherhood (

Troy Moore Library
25 Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Earlier Event: October 11
Write Club Atlanta: Legends of the Fall
Later Event: October 17
Lit: Books, Booze & Beats