Avid Bookshop presents local author Stephen Corey on Friday, June 2, 2017, in celebration of his book Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural. This event will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Five Points bookshop. There is no admission charge.
This author event will be structured in the following format: author introduction, author reads a short excerpt and talks, author fields questions from the audience, author signs books and has time to mingle and talk to bookshop guests.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural is the first prose collection by Stephen Corey, a widely published poet and one of the country's most highly regarded literary editors. These essays, written across three decades, Corey finds himself unwilling and/or unable to write about a family member without alluding to poetry or other arts, about his editing work without reference to his own writing practice and philosophy, or about his own writing without connecting it to history and society. Whether writing on being a conscientious objector during the Vietnam war, on the death of Roy Orbison, or about an adoption document that comes to America in advance of his new South Korean infant daughter, Stephen Corey finds himself moved to new definitions of his other lifes blood, poetry.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently has served as associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2008, editor. He has published nine collections of poems, most recently There is No Finished World (White Pine Press, 2003); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press, 2001). Over the past twenty-five years he has served as poet-in-residence or visiting poet/editor for numerous writing programs, conferences, and other literary gatherings, and currently he is editor-in-residence for the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Born in Buffalo and reared in Jamestown, New York, Stephen Corey holds BA and MA degrees from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and a PhD from the University of Florida.