Georgia poet to read works in Aiken

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AIKEN - The Guild of Poetic Intent, a student poetry organization at the University of South Carolina Aiken, will host acclaimed Atlanta poet Mike Dockins from 7 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Aiken Center for the Arts, according to a news release.

The author will publicly read his work and will have his collection available for purchase. Light refreshments will be available, and a book signing will take place after the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Dockins lives in Decatur, Ga., where he is a professor at Georgia Perimeter College. He holds a bachelor's degree from State University of New York in Brockport, a master's from University of Massachusetts and a doctorate from Georgia State University. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast and Willow Springs. They have been reprinted in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and in the 2007 edition of The Best American Poetry. His first book, Slouching in the Path of a Comet, is currently enjoying a second print run.

Dockins is also a singer-songwriter. His band Clop's 2005 album, Fame for Zoe, is available on iTunes.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, call at (803) 641-9094 or e-mail Cathy Rumble at ACApgm@bellsouth.net.  


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