Friday, February 5, 2010
Bringing some of America's most important writers to campus, the University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series will host award-winning poet and UWG Professor Chad Davidson this month. Davidson teaches literature and creative writing at the University of West Georgia.
The professor is the author of “Consolation Miracle,” “The Last Predicta,” Southern Illinois University Press, 2003, 2008, and co-editor of “Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection,” St. Martin's Griffin, 2006.
His poems have appeared or will appear in AGNI, Doubletake, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review and other literary journals.
According to Bruce Bond, poet and poetry editor of American Literary Review, Davidson's “Consolation Miracle” “is . . . a bag of jewels, poems both finely cut and sparkling with imaginative fire. Surely he is one of the most resourceful, supple and soulful young poets writing today.”
The West Georgia Creative Writing Program began in 2004 and has experienced dynamic growth and enrollment since then. The student literary journal, ECLECTIC, has won the most prestigious award given to an undergraduate literary magazine.