Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present an evening of poetry featuring Sarah Oso, Michael Walls and Anya Silver. Books will be available for sale.
Sarah O. Oso is the inaugural winner of the 2017 Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication Creative Writing Award. She was recognized for her poem “Heritage,” which is forthcoming in Four Ties Lit Review. In addition to reading at the Decatur Book Festival, Oso has recently completed and hopes to publish her first chapbook, The History of Balance and Deep-breathing. She lives in Atlanta and is a pre-law student at Georgia Tech, where she is pursuing degrees in both Public Policy and Applied Language/Intercultural Studies.
Michael Walls is a retired labor lawyer and an environment activist living in Atlanta. His chapbook The Blues Singer won the 2003 Frank Cat Press chapbook contest. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals, including New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Many Mountains Moving, Free Lunch, and Cumberland Poetry Review. His full-length poetry volume Stacking Winter Wood was published by Kelsay Books in 2017.
Anya Krugovoy Silver is a poet living in Macon, Georgia. She is the author of three books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and From Nothing (2016), all published by the Louisiana State University Press. Her fourth book, Second Bloom, is forthcoming in September 2017 as part of the Poiema Series of poetry by Cascade Press. Her work has been published in many literary magazines, including Image, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, Five Points, Crazyhorse, New Ohio Review, Witness, The Christian Century, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, and many others. Her work is included in Best American Poetry 2016. Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," in Ted Kooser's syndicated column, "American Life in Poetry," as an Academy of American Poets' poem of the day, and on Poetry Daily. Her poems have been anthologized in several books, including The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (Cascade), Poetry in Medicine (Persea), From Midnight to Dawn (Paraclete) and How to Write a Poem (T.S. Poetry Press), among others. She was named Georgia Author of the Year/Poetry for 2015. She currently teaches in the English Department at Mercer University.
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