P@T Readings - Video Archive

Poetry@TECH's Reading series are a much-loved part of the Atlanta arts and culture scene. From its inception in 2002, over the past two decades, we have brought renowned poets from around the world to Atlanta to share their poetry.

Poetry@TECH has partnered with the Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN) to record our poetry readings. Videos of many of these readings are shared below, as well as on the Poetry@Tech YouTube Channel, and the GTCN YouTube Channel.

Featured Poets by Year

For easy access, you can find a list of featured poets at Poetry@TECH readings in reverse-chronological listing by expanding the list below, and finding the video of that poet's reading in the videos below.

Poets List

2016 - 2020


2020 - Ross Gay, Danez Smith, Chelsea Dingman, Karen Head, Collin Kelley, Kwame Dawes, Mahtem Shiferraw, Dunya Mikhail.

2019 - Juan Felipe Herrera, Chelsea Rathburn, Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Mai Der Vang, David Tomas Martinez, Rosa Lane, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Carolina Ebeid, Ada Limon, Robert Pinsky, Bruce McEver.

2018 - Carolyn Forche, Ilya Kaminsky, Bruce McEver, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Travis Denton, Valzhyna Mort, Stuart Dischell, David Bottoms, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Christopher Collins,

2017 - Tyehimba Jess, Vijay Seshadri, Billy Collins, Victoria Chang, Anis Mojgani, Matt Hart, Dean Parkin, Judson Mitcham, Chris Salerno.

2016 - Andrew Motion, Niilas Holmberg, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Bruce McEver, Ginger Murchison, Mark Doty, James Davis May, Anya Silver.


2011 - 2015


2015 - Ellen Bass, William Corbett, Christopher Howell, Linda Gregerson, Brigitte Byrd, Bruce Beasley, Andrea Cohen, Tim Seibles, Esther Lee, Bruce Weigl, Bruce McEver, Nguyen Phan Que Mai.

2014 - Denise Duhamel, Malachi Black, Ron Smith, Seth Michelson, Richard Blanco, Jericho Brown, Patricia Smith, Cornelius Eady, Kurtis Lamkin, Klaus Martens, Sandra Meek, Rupert Fike, Bruce McEver, Jeffrey McDaniel, Vivek Sharma, Jon Sands.

2013 - Anne Marie Macari, Stephen Dunn, Afaa Michael Weaver, Terrance Hayes, Laura Newbern, Thom Ward, Dan Veach, Robert Wrigley, Kim Addonizio.

2012 - Theresa Davis, Chris Forhan, Bruce McEver, Alice Friman, David Wojahn, Kwame Dawes, David Bottoms, Jamaal May, Bob Hicok

2011 - Richard Jackson, Rosemary Daniell, Robert Wood, Bruce McEver, Carl Dennis, Stephen Dobyns, Kate Johnson


2006 - 2010


2010 - Robert Perry Ivey, Bruce McEver, Ginger Murchison, Barbara Hamby, Robert Fanning, Billy Collins, Gregory Fraser, Jillian Weise, Kathleen Ann Goonan

2009 - Karen Head, Bruce McEver, John Skoyles, Chelsea Rathburn, Ed Pavlic, Kevin Young, Allison Joseph, Mark Halliday.

2008 - Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Opal Moore, Bruce McEver, Mark Jarman, Kim Addonizio, Andrew Hudgins, David St. John, Ilya Kaminsky, Marty McConnell, Roger Bonair-Agard, Taylor Mali, Gypsee Yo.

2007 - Travis Denton, Ross Gay, Patrick Rosal, Van Jordan, David Kirby, Tony Hoagland, Dean Young, Katie Chaple, Jon Goode, Collin Kelley.

2006 - Chard deNiord, Bruce McEver, Kurtis Lamkin, Steve Kowit, A.E. Stallings, Charles Harper Webb, Dr. Marc Straus, Dr. Michael Salcman, Dr. John Stone, Tania Rochelle, Cherryl Floyd-Miller, Martin Lammon, Major Jackson, Gregory Orr, Frank Bidart.


2002 - 2005


2005 - C.K. Williams, Adam Zagajewski, Bruce McEver, Stuart Dischell, Natasha Trethaway, Kurt Brown, Doreen Gildroy, Michael Ryan, Thomas Lux, Patrick Phillips, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Memye Tucker.

2004 - Bruce McEver, Thomas Lux, Patricia Smith, Brooks Haxton, Vijay Seshadri, Jeffrey McDaniel, Billy Collins, Neil Rollinson, Naomi Jaffa, Dean Parkin, Gerald Stern, Kurtis Lamkin, Mary Karr, Ralph Tejada Wilson, Sharan Strange, Blake Leland.

2003 - Thomas Lux, Bruce McEver, Stephen Dobyns, Patricia Smith and the Bop Thunderous, Marilyn Nelson, Ed Hirsch, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Lawrence (Larry) Rubin, Anthony Kellman, Eric Nelson.

2002 - Rita Dove, Stephen Dobyns, Billy Collins, Lucille Clifton.


Video Archive by Year

2020


Kwame Dawes

Born in Ghana and went to Jamaica, Kwame Dawes’ work appears in the world's best journals including Granta, World Literature Today, and The New Yorker. He is the author of over 20 books. Dawes has won the prestigious Forward Prize in United Kingdom and the equally prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize given by Yale University, an Emmy Award, and multiple other honors.

Video Link  Poet's Bio


 

2019


The McEver Poetry Reading

Reading With Juan Felipe Herarra
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Featuring: Juan Felipe Herrera, Chelsea Rathburn, and Bruce McEver

Poet Bios:

Juan Felipe Herrera

Chelsea Rathburn

Bruce McEver


Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry. Her book The Carrying was named one of the five poetry books of the year by The Washington Post. It also won the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Her first book, Bright Dead Things was a finalist for the National Book Award. The New York Times calls her work remarkable. Washington Post calls her poetry powerful. The former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith says that Ada Limón “is a poet of ecstatic jubilation.”

Video Link Poet's Bio


 

2018


Aimee Nezhukumatathil

McEver Poetry Reading
22 February 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry: Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive In Volcano and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay she coauthored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems. She's the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Tin House. Her awards for her writing include NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize.

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2017


Matt Hart

2 November 2017
Matt Hart poems are innovative. He's language is fresh, and his voice is absolutely urgent. He's the author of seven collections of poems and has received fellowships from places like Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Warren Wilson College. He's the cofounder, and the editor-in-chief of Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. They hand make every single journal, and they are absolutely beautiful. He lives in Cincinnati. He’s the associate professor in creative writing and the chair of liberal arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. And, most importantly, he plays guitar and shouts in the band’s travel, and the loud asunder. 

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Victoria Chang

2 November 2017
Victoria Chang is the author of of Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press, 2017); The Boss (McSweeney’s, 2013), winner of a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award; Salvinia Molesta (University of Georgia Press, 2008); and Circle (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005). Chang is also the editor of the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois Press, 2004) and author of a picture book, Is Mommy? (Beach Lane Books, 2015), illustrated by Marla Frazee. Her collection OBIT, forthcoming in 2020 from Copper Canyon Press, won the 2018 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. (poets.org/poet/victoria-chang)

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Anis Mojgani

2 November 2017
Anis Mojgani is the author of four poetry collections, a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, and winner of the International World Cup of Poetry Slam. He has performed for audiences at the House of Blues and the United Nations, and has appeared on HBO and NPR.

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Tyehimba Jess

The 16th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
28 Sep 2017
Tyehimba Jess was born in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from New York University. He is the author of Olio (Wave Books, 2016), winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and leadbelly (Wave Books, 2005), winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Jess has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. He is the poetry and fiction editor of African American Review and an associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

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Billy Collins

The 16th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
28 Sep 2017
Billy Collins is the author of several books of poetry, including Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems (Random House, 2013), Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems (Random House, 2012); Ballistics: Poems (2008); She Was Just Seventeen (2006); The Trouble with Poetry (2005); Nine Horses (2002); Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems (2001); Picnic, Lightning (1998); The Art of Drowning (1995), which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Questions About Angels (1991), which was selected by Edward Hirsch for the National Poetry Series; The Apple That Astonished Paris (1988); Video Poems (1980); and Pokerface (1977). Collins served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, and as the New York State Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006. (poets.org/poet/billy-collins)

Video Link Poet's Bio


A Tribute to Thomas Lux

23 April 2017

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International Poetry Reading

23 February 2017
featuring Dean Parkin, Judson Mitcham, and Chris Salerno


2016


The H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading

3 November 2016
featuring James Davis May, Anya Silver, and Bruce McEver


The 14th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading

29 September 2016
featuring Ginger Murchison and Mark Doty


The H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading

7 April 2016
featuring Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Bruce McEver


Poetry Reading

25 February 2016
featuring Andrew Motion and Niilas Holmberg


 

2015


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry

19 November 2015
featuring Brigitte Byrd, Bruce Beasley, and Andrea Cohen


An Evening of Poetry

22 October 2015
featuring Linda Gregerson and Christopher Howell


The 13th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading

1 October 2015
featuring Ellen Bass and William Corbett


Spring Poetry Reading

2 April 2015
featuring Tim Seibles and Esther Lee


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading and TechARTS Festival

26 February 2015
featuring Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Bruce Weigl, and Bruce McEver


 

2014


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry

13 November 2014
featuring Denise Duhamel and Malachi Black


Poetry Reading

23 October 2014
featuring Ron Smith and Seth Michelson


The 12th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading

25 September 2014
featuring Richard Blanco and Jericho Brown


Klaus Martens


14 Mar 2014

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Jon Sands


Georgia Tech Arts@TECH Festival Reading
20 Feb 2014

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Vivek Sharma


Georgia Tech Arts@TECH Festival Reading
20 Feb 2014

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Jeffrey McDaniel


Georgia Tech Arts@TECH Festival Reading
20 Feb 2014

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2013


Kim Addonizio

4 Apr 2013

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Robert Wrigley

4 Apr 2013

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Thom Ward

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
7 Feb 2013

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Laura Newbern

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
7 Feb 2013

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2012


Bob Hicok


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry
8 November 2012

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Jamaal May


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry
8 November 2012

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The 9th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading

27 September 2012
featuring Naomi Shihab Nye and Michael Dickman


David Bottoms


5 April 2012

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Kwame Dawes


5 April 2012

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David Wojahn


8 March 2012

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Alice Friman


8 March 2012

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Bruce McEver


The McEver Poetry Reading
9 February 2012

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Chris Forhan


The McEver Poetry Reading
9 February 2012

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Theresa Davis


The McEver Poetry Reading
9 February 2012

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2011


Kate Johnson


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry
27 October 2011

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Stephen Dobyns


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry
27 October 2011

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Carl Dennis


The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry
27 October 2011

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Poetry Reading

29 September 2011
featuring Stephen Dobyns and Cynthia Cruz


Poetry Reading

7 April 2011
featuring Campbell McGrath and Marjory Wentworth


Poetry Reading

15 March 2011
featuring Chad Davidson, Gerry Lafemina, and Joel Brouwer


Bruce McEver


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
17 February 2011

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Robert Wood


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
17 February 2011

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Rosemary Daniell


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
17 February 2011

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Richard Jackson


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
17 February 2011

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2010


Kathleen Ann Goonan


2 December 2010

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Jillian Weise


2 December 2010

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Gregory Fraser


2 December 2010

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Billy Collins


The 8th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
5 October 2010

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Robert Fanning


2 April 2010

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Barbara Hamby


2 April 2010

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Ginger Murchison


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2010

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Robert Perry Ivey


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2010

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Bruce McEver


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2010

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2009


Mark Halliday


25 September 2009

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Allison Joseph


25 September 2009

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Kevin Young


3 April 2009

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Ed Pavlic


3 April 2009

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Chelsea Rathburn


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2009

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John Skoyles


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2009

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Bruce McEver


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2009

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Karen Head


McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2009

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2008


Gypsee Yo


An Evening of Spoken Word
6 December 2008

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Taylor Mali


An Evening of Spoken Word
6 December 2008

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Roger Bonair-Agard


An Evening of Spoken Word
6 December 2008

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Marty McConnell


An Evening of Spoken Word
6 December 2008

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Ilya Kaminsky


The 7th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
14 November 2008

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David St. John


The 7th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
14 November 2008

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Andrew Hudgins


19 September 2008

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Kim Addonizio


19 September 2008

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Mark Jarman


19 September 2008

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Poetry Reading

17 April 2008
featuring Albert Goldbarth, and Quincy Troupe


Emerging Poets Reading

13 March 2008
featuring Elena Karine Byrne, Mike Dockins, and Alessandra Lynch


Bruce McEver

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
7 February 2008

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Opal Moore

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
7 February 2008

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Laure-Anne Bosselaar

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
7 February 2008

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2007


Collin Kelley

Georgia Poets Reading
6 December 2007

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Jon Goode

Georgia Poets Reading
6 December 2007

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Katie Chaple

Georgia Poets Reading
6 December 2007

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Dean Young

The 6th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
18 October 2007

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Tony Hoagland

The 6th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
18 October 2007

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Poetry Reading

21 September 2007
featuring Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, and Alan Shapiro

 


David Kirby

19 April 2007

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Van Jordan

19 April 2007

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Patrick Rosal

Emerging Poets Reading
15 March 2007

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Ross Gay

Emerging Poets Reading
15 March 2007

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Travis Denton

Emerging Poets Reading
15 March 2007

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2006


Spoken Word/Slam Artists Reading

17 November 2006
Featuring Marvin 'Ayodele' Heath, Bob Holman, M.L. Liebler, Patricia Smith, Kodac Harrison, and Reggie Gibson


Frank Bidart


The 5th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
25 October 2006

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Gregory Orr


The 5th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
25 October 2006

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Major Jackson


The 5th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
25 October 2006

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Martin Lammon


Georgia Poets Reading
26 August 2006

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Cherryl Floyd-Miller


Georgia Poets Reading
26 August 2006

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Tania Rochelle


Georgia Poets Reading
26 August 2006

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Dr. John Stone


A Program of Poetry & Medicine
(in collaboration with the Georgia Cancer Coalition)
20 April 2006

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Dr. Michael Salcman


A Program of Poetry & Medicine
(in collaboration with the Georgia Cancer Coalition)

20 April 2006

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Dr. Marc Straus


A Program of Poetry & Medicine
(in collaboration with the Georgia Cancer Coalition)

20 April 2006

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Charles Harper Webb


2 March 2006

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A.E. Stallings


2 March 2006

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Steve Kowit


2 March 2006

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Kurtis Lamkin


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
2 February 2006

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Bruce McEver


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
2 February 2006

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Chard deNiord


H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
2 February 2006

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2005


Memye Tucker


Georgia Poets Reading
29 November 2005

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Judith Ortiz Cofer


Georgia Poets Reading
29 November 2005

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Patrick Phillips


Georgia Poets Reading
29 November 2005

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Thomas Lux

The 4th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
26 October 2005

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Michael Ryan

The 4th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
26 October 2005

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Doreen Gildroy

The 4th Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
26 October 2005

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Adam Zagajewski

3 March 2005

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C.K. Williams

3 March 2005

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Kurt Brown

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
3 February 2005

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Natasha Tretheway

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
3 February 2005

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Stuart Dischell

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
3 February 2005

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Bruce McEver

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
3 February 2005

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2004


Blake Leland


18 November 2004

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Sharan Strange


18 November 2004

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Ralph Tejada Wilson


18 November 2004

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Mary Karr


21 October 2004

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Kurtis Lamkin


21 October 2004

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Gerald Stern


21 October 2004

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Dean Parkin


British Poets Reading
28 September 2004

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Naomi Jaffa


British Poets Reading
28 September 2004

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Neil Rollinson


British Poets Reading
28 September 2004

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Billy Collins

1 April 2004

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Jeffrey McDaniel


24 February 2004

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Vijay Seshadri


24 February 2004

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Brooks Haxton


24 February 2004

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Patricia Smith

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2004

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Thomas Lux

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2004

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Bruce McEver

H. Bruce McEver Poetry Reading
5 February 2004

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2003


Eric Nelson


17 November 2003

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Anthony Kellman


17 November 2003

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Lawrence (Larry) Rubin


17 November 2003

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Ellen Bryant Voigt


9 October 2003

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Ed Hirsch


9 October 2003

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Marilyn Nelson


9 October 2003

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Stephen Dobyns Presents: Patricia Smith and the Bop Thunderous


24 March 2003

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Stephen Dobyns


6 February 2003

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Thomas Lux


6 February 2003

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Bruce McEver


6 February 2003

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2002


Lucille Clifton

The 1st Annual Margaret T. and Harry C. Bourne, Jr. Poetry Reading
October 28, 2002

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Billy Collins

The 1st Annual Margaret T. and Harry C. Bourne, Jr. Poetry Reading
October 28, 2002

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Rita Dove

The 1st Annual Margaret T. and Harry C. Bourne, Jr. Poetry Reading
October 28, 2002

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Stephen Dobyns

The 1st Annual Margaret T. and Harry C. Bourne, Jr. Poetry Reading
October 28, 2002

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