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May to Continue Writer's Festival


Poet James Davis May will continue the Lee University Writer’s Festival with a reading on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building, Room 202.

May is the author of “Unquiet Things,” a book of poems chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Claudia Emerson as the second volume in the Goat Island Poetry series.

“May invites his readers to ponder skunk cabbages, frogs, basil plants, and orca whales. He suggests that our encounters with living things like these can remind us of grace,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of creative writing at Lee. “We are so glad that he is coming to give a public reading and to talk with our students about his experiences as a writer.”

May’s poems have appeared in various national journals including Five Points, The Missouri Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review, New Republic, Rattle, and The Southern Review, among others. He has received scholarships from The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Inprint, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar. In 2013, he won the Collins Award from Birmingham Poetry Review.

May is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College. He lives in the mountains of Georgia and is married to poet Chelsea Rathburn.

Robert Morgan, author of six novels, including the best-seller and Oprah Book Club selection “Gap Creek,” will continue the Writer’s Festival with a reading in spring 2018.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit May.

For more information on the Writer’s Festival, email Woolfitt..
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