Join us for a reading by poet, writer, and editor, Stephen Corey!
Stephen Corey has published ten collections of poems, most recently There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press, 2003), and his first essay collection—Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural—was released in early 2017 by Mercer University Press. He has co-edited four books in three genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press, 2001), as well as Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard: Selected Fiction from Six Decades of The Georgia Review (University of Georgia Press, 2012). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many periodicals, among them Shenandoah, The American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, and The Kenyon Review; his work has been reprinted in numerous anthologies, including Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction (W. W. Norton, 2005), and The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002 (2002); and he has been awarded writing fellowships from the arts councils of three states—Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia—as well as the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Excellence in Literary Editing from the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, for which he taught from 2006-2015. Since 2014 He has been the editor for the University of Georgia Press’s Georgia Review Books series, an irregular regular offering of new books and of subject-based anthologies of previously published GR material. Since 1983 he has been with The Georgia Review, serving variously as assistant editor, associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2006, editor. Corey has taught at the University of Florida (where he earned his PhD in English) and at the University of South Carolina, and he has served as poet-in- residence or visiting poet/editor for a number of conferences and writing programs across the United States, including those sponsored by the University of Arizona, Binghamton University, and Vermont College. He is currently a member of the core faculty for the Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, based at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia.
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