Special Alert

Avid Poetry Series: Mario Chard and Carmen Giminez-Smith

  • September 21, 2018
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • 493 Prince Ave. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 352-2060
  • Price: No admission charge

Avid Bookshop proudly presents the next installment of the Avid Poetry Series curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Mario Chard and Carmen Giminez-Smith. This reading will take place on Friday, September 21, from 6-7pm at our Prince Ave. location. The event is free and open to the public.


Mario Chard was born in northern Utah. The son of an Argentine immigrant mother and an American father, he is the author of LAND OF FIRE, selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2016 Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press. Recent poems have appeared in the THE NEW YORKER, POETRY, BOSTON REVIEW, and elsewhere. Winner of the “Discovery”/BOSTON REVIEW Poetry Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he currently teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons.


Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir and six poetry collections, including MILK AND FILTH, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. She was awarded an American Book Award for BRING DOWN THE LITTLE BIRDS and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection GOODBYE, FLICKER. She also co-edited ANGELS OF THE AMERICYLPSE: NEW LATIN@ WRITING, an anthology of contemporary Latinx writing (Counterpath Press, 2014). She is the co-director for CantoMundo and the publisher of Noemi Press. CRUEL FUTURES was a volume in the City Lights Spotlight Series in 2018. She is Professor of English at Virginia Tech and with Steph Burt, poetry editor of THE NATION. BE RECORDER will be published by Graywolf Press in 2019.

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