Poetry @ Tech Presents David Tomas Martinez, Phillippa Yaa de Vlliers, and Rosa Lane

Poetry @ Tech Presents David Tomas Martinez, Phillippa Yaa de Vlliers, and Rosa Lane

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 7:30 PM

Georgia Institute of Technology, Kress Auditorium
500 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Poetry @ Tech celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Atlanta Review with an evening of poetry featuring:

David Tomas MartinezDavid Tomas Martinez's debut collection of poetry, "Hustle", was released in 2014 by Sarabande Books. Martinez is a Pushcart winner, CantoMundo fellow, a Breadloaf Stanley P. Young Fellow, and NEA fellow. Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, a second collection, was released by Sarabande Books in 2018. Martinez lives in Brooklyn.   





Phillippa Yaa de VlliersPhillippa Yaa de Villiers writes, performs and teaches Creative Writing at Wits University, Johannesburg. Her poetry collections are "Taller than buildings" (2006) and "The everyday wife" (2010, winner of the South African Literary Prize in 2011), and "ice- cream headache in my bone" (August 2017). Her short story "Keeping Everything the Same" was longlisted for the Pen/Studinski Prize in 2007, and her story "The day that Jesus dropped the ball" won the 2007 Het Beschrijf/National Arts Festival Prize at the Grahamstown Festival. She co-edited "No Serenity Here," an anthology of African poetry translated into Mandarin (2010). Her semi-autobiographical one-woman show "Original Skin" has toured South Africa and performed in Germany.

She has read and performed at poetry festivals in Germany, Denmark, UK, Cuba, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Ghana. Her work is translated into French, Dutch, Flemish, Burmese, Mandarin, Italian, German and Spanish. She serves on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund and in the South African Poetry Project’s Indigenous Knowledge Research.

Rosa LaneRosa Lane, PhD, MFA, AIA, is author of three poetry collections: "Chouteau's Chalk," winner of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize, forthcoming February 2019 from the University of Georgia Press; "Tiller North" (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2016), winner of a 2017 National Indie Excellence Award and 2017 Maine Literary Award for Short Works, 5-poem excerpt; and a chapbook, "Roots and Reckonings" (Granite Press, East). Lane earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with Jean Valentine, Jane Cooper, Grace Paley, and Tom Lux. She is a native of a fishing village in coastal Maine. Lane's work most recently won first place for the 2018 William Matthews Poetry Prize and was named finalist for the 2018 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize, 2017 Kay Murphy Poetry Prize, 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Award, and 2017 Philip Booth Poetry Prize. Lane's poetry has also won first place for The 38th New Millennium Awards for Poetry and first place winner of The Briar Cliff Review 18th Annual Poetry Contest.