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Blakely Program

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The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents a reading and book signing with Aditi Machado, the program’s 2024 Diann Blakely Visiting Poet. This free event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served.  Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her second book of poems Emporium (Nightboat, 2020) received the James Laughlin Award. Her other works include the poetry…
The Creative Writing Program welcomes Elizabeth Willis, the first visiting poet in the 2024 Blakely Program, with gratitude to the Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund. Currently serving as Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book is Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her other books of poetry include…
The Creative Writing Program is pleased present a reading by the inaugural Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Allison Cobb on Thursday, January 26th at 7 p.m.  The event will take place at Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601.  The winner of the inaugural Diann Blakely National Poetry Competition will also be announced at the event. Cobb is the author of four books: Plastic: an Autobiography (winner of the Oregon Book Award); Green-Wood…

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