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Six UGA graduate student poets participate in the “Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers” exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art

Prints & Poetry

The Creative Writing program in the Department of English, in collaboration with the Georgia Museum of Art, are proud to participate in the “Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers” exhibit. Six UGA graduate students, all poets and writers, recorded poems from the landmark Norton anthology, When The Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through, 2021, edited by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, University of Georgia Eidson Chair of American Literature LeAnne Howe, and writer and scholar Jennifer Foerster.   


The poems in the exhibit reflect the varied experiences of the Native American poets who wrote them, going all the way back to Eleazar's Elegy for Thomas Thacher, 1678. The goal of the collaboration is to enhance the viewers’ experience of the American Indian artists’ work.  Copies of When The Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through is available for purchase in the Georgia Museum of Art gift shop. 

The six student participants are:

Chelsea L Cobb is currently a Creative Writing PhD student and graduate teaching assistant at UGA. She specifically writes lyrical fiction and dabbles in poetry, often centered around Blackness, gender, and sexuality. 

Nathan Dixon is a PhD candidate in the English Department focusing on creative writing and modern American literature. His academic and critical work has appeared in a variety of journals. His interests lie in 19th and 20th century regional modernism(s), Indigenous literature, and discourses between the American and the global South. 

An English and Creative Writing PhD candidate at UGA and graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s Creative Writing MA program, Nathan Gehoski pursues an experimental approach to trauma and its affect in prose.  

Aviva Kasowski’s poetry has appeared in Ninth Letter web edition, The Bellingham Review, South Carolina Review, Spillway, and others.  She is a former Bread Loaf work-study scholar and was a poetry resident at Art Farm, Nebraska.  She is pursuing her PhD in English and Creative Writing at UGA.   

Like Sharon Stone and the zipper, Mike McClelland is originally from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He has lived on five different continents but now resides in Georgia with his husband, two sons, and a menagerie of rescue dogs. He is the author of the short fiction collection Gay Zoo Day

 Hannah V Warren is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia where she studies poetry and speculative narratives. Hannah’s chapbook [re]construction of the necromancer won Sundress Publications’ 2019 contest, and her works have haunted or will soon appear in Passages North, The Pinch, and Fairy Tale Review, among others.   

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