Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill

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Pebble Hill
101 S. Debardeleben Street
Auburn, AL 36801
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Date: March 21st, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

The Third Poetry Series will be hosted at Pebble Hill at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. It will be the Southern Humanities Review Spring Sessions with Gregory Pardlo & Laura Spence-Ash.

Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Other honors include fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts for translation. His first poetry collection Totem won the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and Director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden. His most recent book is Air Traffic, a memoir in essays.

Laura Spence-Ash's debut novel, Beyond That, the Sea, was published by Celadon Books on March 21, 2023.  The novel received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, was named a GMA Buzz Pick, and is an Indie Next pick for April 2023.  Her short fiction has appeared in One StoryNew England ReviewCrazyhorse, and elsewhere.  Her critical essays and book reviews appear regularly in the Ploughshares blog.  She received her MFA in fiction from Rutgers—Newark, and she lives in New Jersey.

The Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & HumanitiesDepartment of English, and Southern Humanities Review in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University; the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University; and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Learn more about Pebble Hill here.

2023 - 2024 Schedule with the Speakers: 

  • March 21 - Southern Humanities Review Spring Session Gregory Pardlo & Laura Spence-Ash
  • April 4 - Rose McLarney & Justin Gardiner 
  • April 18 - Graduating Students Reading 
  • May 16 - Community Reading