The TCR Visiting Poets Series of Readings and Workshops

The Chattahoochee Review in partnership with the Perimeter College Honors College and Creative License magazine is pleased to present Mario Chard as the featured poet for the Visiting Poets Series of Readings and Workshops for the spring semester of 2020.

Mr. Chard will read from his works of poetry according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Reading: 10 a.m.; Location: Newton campus, Bldg. 2N, Auditorium
Reading: 1 p.m.; Location: Clarkston campus, Bldg. CN, Room 2240

Mario Chard was born in northern Utah. The son of an Argentine immigrant mother and an American father, he was educated at Weber State University (BA) and Purdue University (MFA). From 2011 through 2013, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. He is the author of Land of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2018), selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2016 Dorset Prize, named a 2018 Notable Debut by Poets & Writers Magazine, and chosen as the winner of the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. Chard's poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and have been honored with various awards, including the "Discovery" Poetry Prize. He teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons.

The Visiting Poets Series of Readings and Workshops made its debut in the fall of 2019 featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed poets who read from and discuss their latest works, as well as facilitate generative-poetry writing workshops, as necessary, with Perimeter College students.

All readings are free and open to the public. Faculty members from the English department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes. For more information, contact Alicia Johanneson: To request disability accommodations at these events, please contact Jessie Weintraub, Director, Office of University Events Management at or 404-413-1350 with your request. Please provide your name and the event's name, date, and sponsor when making your request. The workshops, when offered, are free and open to Perimeter College students only.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00am to 2:15pm

Perimeter College at Georgia State University; Newton & Clarkston Campuses, Newton: 2N, Auditorium; Clarkston: CN, Room 2240 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, GA 30014 and 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021

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Arts & Humanities


Clarkston Campus, Newton Campus

Colleges and Schools

Perimeter College


Students, Faculty/Staff, Public




English, Honors College
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Anna Schachner, editor of The Chattahoochee Review, and Dr. Lauri Goodling, director of the Perimeter College Honors College

Host University/Institution/Unit/Company

The Chattahoochee Review & the Perimeter College Honors College

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