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Poet D.A. Powell Places Papers at Emory

Free poetry reading and book signing this Wednesday

Award-winning poet D.A. Powell will place his papers with the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at

The Georgia-born poet has written about a variety of topics from movies and music to the AIDS epidemic.

“We are delighted that D.A. Powell has honored us by placing his papers with MARBL,” interim library director Ginger Smith said in a news release. “Not only is he a Georgia-born poet, but some of the issues to which his poetry responds — history, modern culture, global health issues like AIDS — connect to the subject matter documented in our collections.”

Powell's papers will join those of other Georgia poets and authors such as James Dickey, Turner Cassity, Frank Manley and David Bottoms.

Powell will read his poetry and sign books at Emory University on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Jones Room at the . Admission to the reading is free.

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