TalkingBackPoetry Atlanta and Composition Gallery in Candler Park team up for this special evening to celebrate National Poetry Month  tonight (April 17) 8 p.m. Many of Atlanta’s favorite poets will be reading a classic poem followed by a response, rebuttal or rant of their own. It’s sure to be a unique evening of poetry. And it’s free!

Featured poets include: Alice Lovelace, Kodac Harrison, Chelsea Rathburn, Jon Goode, Bill Taft, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelly, Bruce Covey, Beth Gylys, Dan Veech, Megan Volpert, Franklin Abbott, Christine Swint, Rupert Fike, Jamie Iredell, Karen Head, Mr. Funn, Bob Wood, Tania Rochelle, Cleo Creech, Marissa McNamara, Mike Dockins, Ginger Murchison, James May, JC Reilly, Amy Pence, Robin Kemp, Marshall Gillson, Michael Diebert and Alice Teeter.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.