Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 7:30 PM
Kress Auditorium at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Paper Making
500 10th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309
Poetry@Tech presents its Georgia Poets Event featuring Chelsea Dingman, Karen Head, and Collin Kelley.
About Chelsea Dingman:
Chelsea Dingman is the author of "Thaw" (University of Georgia Press, 2017), which was selected by Allison Joseph to win the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the chapbook "What Bodies Have I Moved" (Madhouse Press, 2018). Dingman has served as a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida, teaching poetry and professional writing. She has won several prizes for her work, including the Southeast Review's Gearhart Poetry Prize, the Sycamore Review's Wabash Prize, Waterstone Review's Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's Creative Writing Award for Poetry. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Dingman currently resides in Tampa, Florida, with her husband and two young children.
About Karen Head:
Karen Head is the author of "Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology" (a nonfiction book about issues in contemporary higher education), as well as four books of poetry ("Sassing," "My Paris Year," "Shadow Boxes," and "On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year"). She also co-edited the poetry anthology "Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry," and has exhibited several acclaimed digital poetry projects, including her project "Monumental" (part of Antony Gormley's One and Other Project) which was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary. Her poetry appears in a number of national and international journals and anthologies. In 2010 she won the Oxford International Women's Festival Poetry Prize.
She serves as Editor of the international poetry journal Atlanta Review, and as secretary for the Poetry Atlanta Board of Directors. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also serves as the Executive Director of the Naugle Communication Center. For fifteen years, Head has been a visiting artist and scholar at the Institute for American Studies at Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
About Collin Kelley:
Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collection "Midnight in a Perfect World," recently published by Sibling Rivalry Press. His other poetry collections include "Better To Travel" (Poetry Atlanta Press), "Slow To Burn" (Seven Kitchens Press), and "Render" (Sibling Rivalry Press), chosen by the American Library Association for its 2014 Over the Rainbow Book List. He is also the author of The Venus Trilogy of novels – "Conquering Venus," "Remain In Light," and "Leaving Paris" – also published by Sibling Rivalry Press. "Remain In Light" was the runner-up for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Fiction and a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award and Deep South Festival of Writers Award, Kelley's poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. His next project is co-editing "Mother Mary Comes To Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology," forthcoming from Madville Publishing.