CSU to host poet for writers series

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Clayton State University will begin the spring 2011 slate for its Visiting Writers Series, at the end of this month, with a reading by poet, Andrew Zawacki, according to a news release from the school.

Zawacki, an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia, will read selections from his work on Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in room 265 of the James M. Baker University Center, which is on CSU's main campus in Morrow.

Zawacki has written three books of poetry, including "Petals of Zero Petals of One," "Anabranch" and "By Reason of Breakings."

There is no admission fee for the reading, and members of the general public are invited to attend, according to the university.

Clayton State Associate Professor of English Brigitte Byrd, the director of the Visiting Writers Series, said in a written statement that the purpose of the series is to bring "educational, literary, and entertaining events" to Clayton State.

Byrd said she chose Zawacki to read some of his works, because she liked his style of writing. Like Zawacki, she has, herself, written three books of poetry.

"As far as the poets go, I invited Andrew Zawacki, because he is an established, yet innovative, poet," Byrd said.

-- Curt Yeomans