Read It Again Bookstore is excited to welcome Karen Head and JC Reilly to our weekly poetry series. This should be a fun and lively conversation about poetry, craft and common interests.
You can enjoy this event here on our youtube page- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eP6nZ8-BH4
Karen Head is the author of Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (a nonfiction book about issues in contemporary higher education), as well as four books of poetry (Sassing, My Paris Year, Shadow Boxes, and On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year). She also co-edited the poetry anthology Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry, and has exhibited several acclaimed digital poetry projects, including her project “Monumental” (part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other Project) which was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary. Her poetry appears in a number of national and international journals and anthologies. In 2010 she won the Oxford International Women’s Festival Poetry Prize.
Head has held residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts-France. She has also taught in study abroad programs in Barcelona, Spain and Oxford, England. She serves as Editor of the international poetry journal Atlanta Review, and as secretary for the Poetry Atlanta Board of Directors. On a more unusual note, she is currently the Poet Laureate of Waffle House—a title that reflects an outreach program to bring arts awareness to rural high schools in Georgia, which has been generously sponsored by the Waffle House Foundation. She is the Associate Chair and an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also serves as the Executive Director of the Naugle Communication Center. For fifteen years, Head has been a visiting artist and scholar at the Institute for American Studies at Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany. Head grew up as an Army Brat—one reason she loves to travel so much—and has family in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her very English husband, and fellow traveler, Colin Potts.
JC Reilly writes across genres to keep things interesting. What Magick May Not Alter, her Southern Gothic novel-in-verse, came out this spring from Madville Publishing, and she has work published or forthcoming in the Journal of Compressed Literary Arts, Ponder Review, Waterwheel Review, FreezeRay Poetry, and Fearsome Critters. When she's not writing or serving as the Managing Editor of Atlanta Review, she plays tennis, crochets, or practices her Italian (badly). Follow her @Aishatonu on Twitter or @jc.reilly on Instagram.