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Poet Dan Veach to Read at Callanwolde

Poet Dan Veach will read and present animated ink drawings from his latest book, "Elephant Water."

It will be a night of poetry and art at Callanwolde.

Dan Veach will premiere his new book "Elephant Water," a unique blend of modern American poetry and the ancient Chinese art of ink painting. The event will take place on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the library at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, according to a press release.

He plans to read from his book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at Callanwolde. And he will present his Creature Feature, a delightful show of animated ink paintings from the book. 

Veach is the editor of Atlanta Review, an international poetry journal which he founded in 1994. Winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he is the co-editor and translator of Flowers of Flame, (Michigan State University Press, 2008), the first anthology of wartime Iraqi poetry and winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry. He is the founder of Poetry Atlanta (1984) and a member of the Callanwolde Poetry Committee. 

Veach has performed his own poetry worldwide, including at Oxford University and The Poetry Society in England, People’s University in Beijing, The American University in Cairo, The Yeats Society in Ireland, The Poetry Café in Singapore, the Athenaeum in Madrid, The Greek Island Poetry Workshop on Spetses and the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia.

His latest book is published by Finishing Line Press.

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is located at 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta.

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