Brigitte Byrd-Onomo

Brigitte Byrd


Brigitte Byrd

grew up in France where she trained as a dancer before migrating to the United States. A transnational poet, she is the author of four books. Professor of English at Clayton State University, she also serves as Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Brigitte lives in Atlanta.


Poetry Reading with Brigitte Byrd and David Kirby

Baudelaire says the only way to escape the burden of time is to be drunk on “wine, poetry, or virtue, as you wish.” Get giddy with two very different poets who’ll sling words guaranteed to make you dance. They'll be reading from their new books and signing copies as well.

Introducer: Andrea Jurjević

Andrea Jurjević is the author of Small Crimes, winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Prize, and a translator whose book-length translations from Croatian include Mamasafari, and Dead Letter Office. She teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

  • Decatur City Hall presented by City of Decatur
  • Sat 11:15-12:00p City Hall

Onomo, Flaubert!

ONOMO, FLAUBERT! is a collection of poems telling the story of a French woman, Bibi, who creates a magical world in order to escape the isolation and alienation of suburban life in the American South. Bibi transforms into a deer, learns the language of the forest, morphs into a man, turns her past into tall tales, and stirs the Southern landscape. ONOMO, FLAUBERT! presents an alternative to the male narrative of the melancholy woman.

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