Christopher P. Collins,

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to present a reading by poet Christopher P. Collins.  Collins is the recipient of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize chosen by David Bottoms.  The event will take place on Tuesday, February 20th, 7 p.m. at The Globe Upstairs (199 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601).  This event is free and open to the public.

Christopher P. Collins is a former military officer and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, having completed three overseas combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the 2015 winner of Farmingdale’s Paumanok Poetry Award and has published one poetry chapbook, Gathering Leaves for War.

In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press has established the Georgia Poetry Prize, a national competition that will celebrate excellence in poetry. Supported by the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for the Arts and Environment, the Georgia Poetry Prize will be open to unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by residents of North America.