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.


LAUNCH Has Youth Entrepreneurship Competition Sunday

LAUNCH is holding their 6th annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition on Sunday at 4 p.m. in UTC's Benwood Auditorium. Students from Howard High School, Brainerd High School, Tyner Academy, East Ridge High School, and Red Bank High School have been working on their business plans this fall semester, and will be pitching their businesses to a panel of esteemed judges for three ... (click for more)

STEM Network And TVA Provide STEM Grants To Schools

Chattanooga and Cleveland schools are among the 18 statewide recipients of the yearly competitive STEM classroom grants that the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), Battelle Education, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced Thursday.  (A complete list of schools funded appears at the end of this article.)   Since 2012, the TSIN and TVA have ... (click for more)

East Ridge Meth Dealer Gets 168 Months In Federal Prison

A man who agents said was dealing large quantities of meth from his East Ridge residence has been sentenced to serve 168 months in federal prison. Kenneth Lemons appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. Agents said they made several controlled drug buys from Lemons at his residence in 2015. On Oct. 27, 2015, he drove up to a residence where DEA agents were making a controlled ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man With 5 Violent Felonies Gets 30 Years In Prison

A Chattanooga man with five violent felonies on his record has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Demetrius Joiner, 30, was given a 20-year sentence by Judge Curtis Collier after he was ruled to be an Armed Career Criminal. Judge Collier said the term would be consecutive to several state sentences imposed earlier on Joiner, including 10 years for aggravated robbery. ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Can’t Wait

It took the Hamilton County School board nine months before the group hired a search firm to find a new superintendent. But you mark my words – the Department of Education will undoubtedly implode if our leaders wait another nine months simply hoping for some type of mystical salvation. In the last week Signal Mountain leaders have all but given notice they will form their own district ... (click for more)