GEORGIA POETRY SOCIETY PICKS LOCAL AUTHOR’S POEM FOR ANTHOLOGY
A poem by North Georgia author Joe Cobb Crawford has been chosen by GPS editors to publish in their 2022 anthology, The Reach of Song. Crawford’s poem “Right” is a tragicomic commentary on the various personal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be his second poem included in The Reach of Song. In 2019, his poem “Writer Gathering” received Honorable Mention in the Social Poetry Awards Contest sponsored by The Georgia Poetry Society. Crawford is a columnist for The Best of the North Georgia Mountains magazine. Since retiring in 2011 he’s authored nine books with North Georgia settings, characters and stories. His 2015 novel, The LIES We BURY, now a screenplay adaptation, will compete this fall in Austin Film Festival’s movie screenplay competition. The Reach of Song: Georgia Poetry Society 2022 will be available Aug. 1 from The Georgia Poetry Society. Online book purchases found here: georgiapoetrysociety.org/bookstore.