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AfterWords Presents: Benjamin Carr, Lee Furey, and Alx Johns

Benjamin Carr is a writer, editor and storyteller who lives in Buckhead. He has been published in The Guardian, Loose Change Magazine, Wussy Magazine and Pembroke Magazine. He is the co-founder of Gutwrench Journal and is a member of the Broadleaf Writers Association. 

Hester L. (“Lee”) Furey is a literary historian and poet. The author of Little Fish: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series, Furey has taught college level English and humanities for 30 years. A member of the editorial collective that created the online literary journal Eyedrum Periodically, Furey has completed unpublished manuscripts in multiple genres including a book of essays entitled Laboratory.

Alexander Johns is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Georgia, where he teaches creative writing and American literature. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in the Athens, Georgia area. He is the recipient of the 2013 Pavement Saw Press Prize for his collection “Robot Cosmetics,” and his poems have appeared in Town Creek Poetry, Stray Dog Almanac, Chaffin Journal, Accents Publishing, The Oklahoma Review, Red River Review, Two Drops of Ink, The Journal of Language and Literacy, Kota Press, Scrivener’s Pen, and Bellemeade Books, and other publications and were featured in the No Small Measure Georgia Broadsides project. His book Darwin's Book of Saints is forthcoming from Aurore Press in May, 2018. He is the managing director of Word of Mouth, a monthly reading series bringing together nationally known and local writers in Athens, Georgia.

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