Poet Dan Albergotti To Speak At Dalton State

Friday, October 18, 2013
Dan Albergotti
Dan Albergotti

Poetry lovers are invited to hear Dan Albergotti, award-winning poet, read selections from his work at Dalton State College on Thursday.

Currently an associate professor of English and chair of the Creative Writing Program at Coastal Carolina University, Mr. Albergotti is a decorated and oft-published poet known for his well-rounded work and engaging presence. 

Mr. Albergotti has been published in The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, Mid-American Review, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. His first full-length collection of poems, The Boatloads, was published in 2008 by BOA Editions, and his second full-length collection, Millennial Teeth, will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2014. 

He has also received a number of accolades for his work; his chapbook, “Charon’s Manifest,” won the 2005 Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook Competition, and his poem “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale” won the 2005 Oneiros Press Poetry Broadside Competition. Additionally, he was the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition in 2013.

Dr. Keith Perry, associate professor of English at Dalton State, who has seen Mr. Albergotti a number of times, maintains that Mr. Albergotti is not your average poet. “I've seen a lot of poets read from their work,” Dr. Perry states, “but not many of them do it as well as Dan does.” 

“He likes to mix the humorous and the contemplative, and a lot of times he finds truth where you won't expect him to,” Dr. Perry continues. “He works like no other poet I've seen to maintain a connection to his audience.”

Mr. Albergotti will present a reading of his poems, with an introduction to each beforehand. A question and answer portion will follow the program. There will also be a book signing afterward, during which his books will be made available for purchase.

This program is free and open to the public, and will be presented in Goodroe Auditorium in Gignilliat Memorial Hall at Dalton State College. The program begins at 7:30 pm. Seating is first come, first served.



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