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Atlanta poet Dwight E. Humphries was, in his own words, a
"shaman, en-chanter, wildman extraordinaire"
and now, sadly, he is gone.
Anyone who has been to a poetry reading in Atlanta surely has seen Dwight in his trademark tweed hat reciting some
of the most beautiful and moving poetry that has ever been spoken in Atlanta. In many ways, Dwight was the epicenter of
Atlanta's Open Mic scene.
A memorial Open Mic poetry reading will be held for Dwight at Bluemilk's Paradigm Artspace Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
(Visitation for family members and friends who can't come later will be from 4-6 p.m.)
Paradigm Artspace is located at 1123 Spring St. in Midtown Atlanta between 13th & 14th Sts.
An exhibit of some of the 500 poems Dwight published will be on display, along with photographs and personal effects.
Videos of poetry readings and interviews with Dwight will be shown.
Bring something to say or read about Dwight, or simply come to support your fellow poets and friends in remembering a
great talent and a generous soul.
Contributions may be made to the Dwight E. Humphries Memorial Poetry Prize,to be sponored annually by Bluemilk/Prudenia.
For info, call Ellen Lindquist(404-875-7250) or Chris Hansen (404-815-6991). Check out the fitting tribute to Dwight on
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Oh, Yeah, I've been really busy the past year. If you know of new readings that are creeping up all
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