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Pulitzer Prize Nominated Poet to Present Reading

STATESBORO, Ga. –  Georgia Southern University will present critically acclaimed poet Andrew Hudgins on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Room 1005. The presentation is a partnership between the Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Georgia Poetry Circuit.

Hudgins will present a reading at Georgia Southern on

Poet Andrew Hudgins will present a reading at Georgia Southern on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited to start the semester off by showcasing Andrew Hudgins,” said Eric Nelson, a professor in the Department and event coordinator. “Hudgins has been praised throughout his career for his striking ability to embody the Southern Gothic tradition and for his skills in dark humor, formal control and adept handling of voice. Georgia Southern students should not miss this opportunity to see and hear such a master of his craft.”

 Hudgins has published nine collections of poetry, including Saints and Strangers, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Never-Ending, a finalist for the National Book Award. His After the Lost War, a series of dramatic monologues recounting the life and Civil War experience of Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, won the prestigious Poet’s Prize. Hudgins has received the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. In 2013, he published both a book of poems, A Clown at Midnight, and a memoir, The Joker.

 Hudgins’ reading is free and open to the public.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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