Edward Pavlić

Ed Pavlić is the author of eleven published or forthcoming books. His work moves between poetry, scholarship, fiction and non-fiction. His most recent work includes Live at the Bitter End (Saturnalia Books 2018), a collection of poems in the structure of a murder trial; Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener (Fordham UP 2016), Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno (Fence Books 2015) and Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed Editions 2013). Forthcoming books include: Another Kind of Madness (Milkweed Editions 2019), a novel set in Chicago and costal Kenya and tuned to the sound of Chaka Khan; and Let It Be Broke (Four Way Books 2020), a poetry collection exploring contemporary racism, racial violence, and cross-racial experience in the United States. Pavlić is twice winner of the National Poetry Series Open Competition (2012 and 2015) as well as the The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize (2001). He is Distinguished Research Professor in the English Department and in the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia. He lives with his family in Athens, GA.

Residencies
  • 2018