Ed Pavlić is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, scholarship, fiction, and nonfiction. His books include Let it Be Broke (Four Way Books, 2020); Another Kind of Madness (Milkweed Editions; 2019); Live at the Bitter End (Saturnalia Books, 2018); Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener (Fordham University Press, 2016); Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno (Fence Books, 2015), and Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed Editions, 2013).
Pavlić's awards include the American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize, the Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writer's Association, and the Darwin Turner Memorial Award from African American Review. He is also twice winner of the National Poetry Series Open Competition. He is Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Georgia and lives in Athens, GA.