Poets in Place
"Poets in Place" is an ongoing series of original videos of poets reading and discussing their poems in locations they write about. "Poets in Place" presents contemporary poets who are giving voice to continuities and changes in southern regions such as the Black Belt, Carolina Piedmont, Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Gulf Coast, Southern Appalachians, and Lowcountry. While the poets represented here are attentive to historical tensions, actors, and emotional textures of local environments, their poems have resonance with audiences far from these particular settings.
"Poets in Place" is supported in part by a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University's Presidential Woodruff Fund and the Office of the Provost. Additional support is provided by the Lewis H. Beck Educational Foundation. Videos are also available through iTunes U.