Special Alert

Avid Poetry Series: Allison Davis, Katie Condon, Richard Hermes

  • August 19, 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • 493 Prince Ave. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 352-2060
  • Price: There is no admission charge

The August installment of the Avid Poetry Series will take place on Saturday, August 19, from 6:30-7:30p.m. at our Prince Ave. location. This event is free and open to the public.


Allison Pitinii Davis is the author of LINE STUDY OF A MOTEL CLERK (Baobab Press, 2017), a full-length collection about small family businesses in northeast Ohio, and POPPY SEEDS (Kent State University Press, 2013), winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize. She holds an MFA from Ohio State University and fellowships from Stanford University's Wallace Stegner program, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Severinghaus Beck Fund for Study at Vilnius Yiddish Institute. Her work has recently appeared in BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2016, THE MISSOURI REVIEW, and CRAZYHORSE.

Katie Condon has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Inprint. Her recent poems appear in or are forthcoming from PRAIRIE SCHOONER, NARRATIVE MAGAZINE, BOAAT, INDIANA REVIEW, THE ADROIT JOURNAL, FOUR WAY REVIEW, and elsewhere, as well as the anthology HALLELUJAH FOR 50FT WOMEN. Katie received her MFA from the University of Houston, and is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, where she serves as a Poetry Editor for GRIST: A JOURNAL OF THE LITERARY ARTS.

Richard Hermes is a Ph.D. candidate in the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee, where he was the editor-in-chief of GRIST: A JOURNAL OF THE LITERARY ARTS. He has an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, and his awards include Minnesota Monthly’s Tamarack Award, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a Henry Luce Scholars fellowship to Thailand, where he lived and worked for eight years. He has written for a number of magazines and newspapers, including TRAVEL + LEISURE SOUTHEAST ASIA, UTNE, and THE BANGKOK POST.

Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave.