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Georgia Southern Department of Writing and Linguistics will present poetry reading, Q&A

The Georgia Southern University Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Georgia Poetry Circuit will present poet David Kirby for a Q&A and reading on Thursday, April 8.

“David Kirby is a wildly funny, accessible and renowned poet who blends narrative storytelling with wry observation and dark humor,” said associate professor of writing and linguistics, Christina Olson. “If you’ve never been to a poetry reading, this one is a great place to start. And if you have, then you know how important it is to engage with the arts, even if it’s just an hour chat with one of the best poets currently working in America today.”

Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. He has received many honors for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work appears frequently in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize volumes.

The Q&A will take place at 2 p.m. and the reading at 6:30 p.m. Both events will be streamed via Zoom. For more information and to register for the events, visit


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