Clayton State Associate Professor of English and poet Dr. Brigitte Byrd along with visiting poet Carrie Bennett will hold a reading at the Peachtree City Library on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. in Peachtree City, GA. This event is an addition to Clayton State’s spring Visiting Writers Reading Series and is free and open to the public.
A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Byrd is the author of “Song of a Living Room” (Ahsahta, 2009), “The Dazzling Land” (Black Zinnias, 2008), and “Fence above the Sea” (Ahsahta, 2005). About “Song of a Living Room,” the “Huffington Post” says “ “some of the most accomplished prose poems of the last decade. . . . Very, very highly recommended.” Byrd currently lives in Atlanta and teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State. She is also an editorial reviewer for “Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies.” To learn more about Byrd, please visit http://brigittebyrd.com/.
Bennett is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of “biography of water” (Word Works’ Washington Prize, 2004). She currently lives in Somerville, MA and teaches writing at Boston University. Her poetry has been published in “Boston Review,” “Caketrain,” “Denver Quarterly,” "Indiana Review,” and “Interim,” among others. Her chapbook, “A Quiet Winter,” will be published this spring (Dancing Girl P).
Bennett is also scheduled to read from her work on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education. The readings will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The Visiting Writers Reading Series is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English. For information about upcoming speakers in the series, visit http://a-s.clayton.edu/english/. For more information concerning the Peachtree City Library readings, contact Byrd at BrigetteByrd@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4556.