Avid Bookshop presents the January installment of the Avid Poetry Series on Friday, January 12, from 6-7p.m. and will feature poets Elly Bookman, Jenny Gropp, and Carrie Lorig. This event will be free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE POETS:
Elly Bookman's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, of the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review, and has been featured in Rattle's Poets Respond series. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, shewrites and teaches in her hometown of Atlanta.
Jenny Gropp is the author of The Hominine Egg (Kore Press, 2017), and her poetry and prose appears in or is forthcoming from Fence, Denver Quarterly, Best New Poets, Seattle Review, Colorado Review, Seneca Review, Typo, and Diagram, among others. The former editor of Black Warrior Review, Gropp is currently managing editor of the Georgia Review and a freelance editor for W.W. Norton & Co.
Carrie Lorig is the author of The Pulp vs. The Throne (Artifice Press). Her chapbooks include The Book of Repulsive Women, which was selected by Lily Hoang for the Essay Press Chapbook Contest, Reading as a Wildflower Activist, and NODS (Magic Helicopter Press).