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The Georgia Review and the University of Georgia Press present a reading from Athens' own Coleman Barks, a retired UGA English professor, internationally acclaimed poet and translator of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi. Barks will read from his new book of poetry, Hummingbird Sleep: Poems, 2009–2011, which will be available for purchase at the event, which is at 7 p.m. and FREE! Afterward, the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers will sponsor a reading and reception at the Founders Memorial Garden House on 325 S. Lumpkin St. The readers include Julie E. Bloemeke, Brian J. Buchanan, Nail Chiodo, David Curzon, George Economou, Ari Lieberman, Ben Mazer, Elise Partridge, Brian Abel Ragen, Peter Selgin, Sassan Tabatabai, Tess Taylor, John Wallen and William Walsh.