Atlanta: Magers, Pritts, and Taransky Read at Emory

What’s New in Poetry? Reading Series curators Bruce Covey and Gina Myers hosted Dan Magers, Nate Pritts and Michelle Taransky Thursday, May 31. The poets read to a standing room only audience at Emory University.

Magers, currently on a book tour for his collection PARTYKNIFE (Birds, LLC, 2012), read “Meaning contains a glancing similarity…,” “I’m the Jesus of making out with girls drunk.,” “I farted until the television came on.,” “There was a girl dressed as Angela Chase…,” “Welling up in my hands are emotions” and other poems from PARTYKNIFE.

Founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N and H_NGM_N BKS, Pritts read “Demon Poem,” “I Am Imagining Terror Beyond Imagination” and “Sky Poems” and “American Water” from his fifth collection sweet nothing (Lowbrow Press, 2011). He also read poems from his forthcoming chapbook No Memorial (Thrush Press, 2012).

Taransky, winner of the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize for Barn Burned, Then, read from her second and forthcoming collection SORRY WAS IN THE WOODS (Omnidawn, 2013) including “When the Woods Was Where,” “Do Not Think Timber,” “Fear in the Woods,” “There Were Many More Carpenters Then” and “How to Find the Woods.”

Listen to this month’s reading and past What’s New in Poetry? readings here.

(Photos by Komal Mathew)

–Jenny Sadre-Orafai