Poetry Reading featuring Dan Veach and Peter Junker
Featured Poet Live Poetry Reading
Held in the Library of the Historic Candler Mansion of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Free admission and parking, as well as an on-site cafe for drinks + snacks.
Dan Veach is the founder and was for two decades the editor of Atlanta Review. His collection of poems and Chinese ink paintings Elephant Water won the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. His second book of poems, Lunchboxes, was published by Iris Press in 2019. Dan’s translations from Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and Anglo-Saxon have won the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and the Independent Publisher Book Award. His original poems have been published widely, including in The Irish Times, Asheville Poetry Review, Light, Cortland Review, and The Bridgewater International Poetry Anthology.
Peter Junker was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied religion and philosophy at Arizona State, and received an MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa where he served as assistant editor for poetry at The Iowa Review. His poems have appeared in Mars Hill Review, Blue Mountain Review, Janus Head, Calamaro and James Dickey Review. His poetry collections include the limited-edition chapbook Lunacy, It's Called and the full-length book Things Will Get Worse, both published by Kudzu Leaf Press. He currently lives in Atlanta.