Single Voice Reading Series Welcomes Authors James Davis May, Chelsea Rathburn

James Davis May and Chelsea Rathburn will read from their work as part of Allegheny College’s Single Voice Reading Series at 7 p.m. April 6, 2017 in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.May’s first book, “Unquiet Things,” was published in 2016. Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in “Five Points,” “The Missouri Review,” “New England Review,” “New Ohio Review,” “New Republic,” “Pleiades,” and “The Southern Review.” In 2013, he won the Collins Award from “Birmingham Poetry Review,” and has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Inprint, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar.  An Allegheny alumnus, May is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College.

Chelsea Rathburn was raised in Florida before earning her master’s of fine arts at the University of Arkansas. Her first full-length collection, “The Shifting Line,” won the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award, and in 2009 she received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in “Poetry,” “Atlantic Monthly, “New Republic, “The Southern Review, “New England Review, “The Threepenny Review” and “Ploughshares.” She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Young Harris College. 

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken at