Poet Ed Pavlic will be the next reader in Clayton State University’s Visiting Writers Reading Series. Pavlic will be reading on Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7 p.m., in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English and is under the direction of Dr. Brigitte Byrd, associate professor of English.
Pavlić’s most recent books are “But Here Are Small Clear Refractions” (Achebe Center, Bard College, 2009), “Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway” (UGA P, 2008) and “Labors Lost Left Unfinished” (UPNE, 2006). His other books are “Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue” (Copper Canyon P, 2001) and “Crossroads Modernism” (U Minn P, 2002).
His prizes include the Darwin Turner Award from African American Review, The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize, and the Author of the Year Award from The Georgia Writers Association, and he has had fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and The MacDowell Colony. In 2009, “Winners Have Yet to be Announced” was adapted to the stage by Black Poetic Ventures, a drama company in Phoenix.
Pavlic has taught poetry at Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Kwani? Lit Fest in Nairobi and Lamu Town, Kenya. He lives in Athens, Ga.
Byrd notes that two Pavlic performances are posted on You Tube, at; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy0MTP01cQw&feature=related, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kw6MQ1jMLs&feature=related. “Much energy there!” she exclaims.