F196. George Mason Poetry Faculty Reading

Room 206, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


The five poets on the permanent faculty of George Mason University's BFA and MFA programs are an eclectic group, with interests in hybrid, documentary, eco-poetic, spiritual, political, research-based, visual, and conceptual poetries. These poets reflect part of the range of aesthetics practiced in the lively metro DC poetry scene.



Eric Pankey is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently Crow-Work. His work has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University.

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of five books of poetry: The Dogwood Tree, The Drowned City, Drift Ice, Canticle of the Night Path, and The Thinking Eye. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at George Mason University in Virginia.

Sally Keith is the author of River House as well as three earlier collections of poetry. She is a faculty member of the MFA program at George Mason University.

Susan Tichy is the author of five books, most recently Trafficke, a mixed-form meditation on family, slavery, history, and language. She teaches in the BFA & MFA programs at George Mason University, and when not teaching she writes mountain/walking/drought/geology/wildfire poems.

Peter Streckfus is the author of Errings, winner of the 2013 POL Editors Prize through Fordham University Press, and The Cuckoo, published in 2004 as part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He is a Rome Prize Fellow in literature and teaches at George Mason University.


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