Savannah-based poet Sjohnna McCray, winner of the Walt Whitman Award for emerging poets, writes about his father's complicated relationship with his mother, a "comfort woman" he met during the Vietnam War.
A west Georgia professor is getting national attention for his poetry. Nick Norwood teaches creative writing at Columbus State University. On Wednesday, May 8th A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor read Norwood’s poem “Jarring Honey” on Writer’s Almanac for public radio.
2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway was named by the Library of Congress Thursday. She is the second Poet Laureate from the South, the first African-American in 17 years and one of the youngest ever. Tretheway cites Robert Penn Warren as an inspiration. Warren was named poet laureate in 1986.
An art exhibit at Savannah's Telfair Museum highlights the work of Syrian-born Kahlil Gibran. The poet wrote some of the most famous lines in literature. But his drawings and paintings are less well-known. The immigrant had a Gegorgia connection who aided his career but refused to marry him.