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Justin Gardiner and Raijv Mohibar: Third Thursday Poetry

August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Justin Gardiner

Third Thursday Poetry highlights an esteemed literary tradition: spoken word. The ongoing series—now entering its fourth year—provides the unique opportunity for museum guests to meet and mingle with visiting poets, enjoy divergent styles of writing, and participate in open mic readings.

Third Thursday Poetry is funded in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Justin Gardiner

Justin Gardiner’s first book, Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic, will be published as part of the University of Georgia’s Crux Narrative Nonfiction Series in 2019. He is the winner of the 2012 Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Fellowship from PEN Northwest, and a recipient of the Warren Wilson MFA Program’s generous Larry Levis Stipend. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in journals that include The Missouri Review, Blackbird, Quarterly West, The Collagist, and ZYZZYVA. He works as a lecturer in the English Department at Auburn University.

Rajiv Mohibar

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2017). In 2015 he was a winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. His poetry appears and is forthcoming from journals like POETRY, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, and Prairie Schooner. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of poetry at Auburn University.


August 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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