January 1, 1970

Celebrating the Georgia Review at Melville House

When: Friday May 17, 7pm

Where: Melville House Storefront 

145 Plymouth St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

We celebrate one of the nation’s great literary magazines with an event featuring two contributors to The Georgia Review.

Join poet Sharon Dolin, essayist Martha G. Wiseman, and the Review’s own editor Stephen Corey as they read and discuss new work.

Sharon Dolin’s fifth poetry collection, Whirlwind, came out in 2012 from the University of Pittsburgh Press; her previous books are Burn and Dodge (2008), Realm of the Possible(2004), Serious Pink (2003), and Heart Work (1995). A Brooklyn native, Dolin holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (MA) and Cornell University (PhD). She is currently a visiting professor of creative writing at Hofstra University, a teacher of poetry workshops at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, and the director of the Center for Book Arts annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Martha G. Wiseman teaches at Skidmore College. She has been a dancer and choreographer, a theater student, and an editor. Her poems have appeared in a variety of magazines, and White Eagle Coffee Store Press brought out her long story Double Vision(2004) as a chapbook. Wiseman has published two essays in The Georgia Review, “In Rehearsal” and “In the Flesh,” both having to do with her growing up in an artistic family circle that included her actor father Joseph Wiseman and her namesake godmother Martha Graham.

Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently has served as associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2008, editor. He has published nine collections of poems, most recently There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press, 2003); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press, 2001). Over the past twenty-five years he has served as poet-in-residence or visiting poet/editor for numerous writing programs, conferences, and other literary gatherings, and currently he is editor-in-residence for the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Born in Buffalo and reared in Jamestown, New York, Stephen Corey holds BA and MA degrees from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and a PhD from the University of Florida.