Notable Georgia Poets. Conrad AikenColeman BarksRoy Blount, Jr.Adrienne BondDavid BottomsEdgar BowersVan K. BrockKathryn Stripling ByerTurner CassityPearl CleageJudith Ortiz CoferStephen CoreyAlfred CornRosemary Daniell. James DickeyW.E.B. DuBoisCola FranzenWilliam GreenwayWalter G
3. Poet Laureate of Georgia Dr. David Bottoms is the current Poet Laureate of Georgia.
He is the author of five books of poetry, as well as two novels.
Dr. Bottoms is a Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia State University.
4. Dr. David Bottoms His information can be found at
5. Conrad Potter Aiken
6. Born in 1889, Aiken lived the first 11 years of his life in Savannah on Oglethorpe Avenue. His father then murdered his mother and committed suicide.
Aiken then lived in the North with relatives and later attended Harvard.
In addition to poetry, he also wrote novels and short stories.
He died in 1973, after having lived his last eleven years in a house next door to the one he lived in as a child in Savannah.
7. Sidney Clopton Lanier
8. Born Feb. 3, 1842, in Macon.
Attended Oglethorpe University
where he finished first in his class.
All of his writings reflected his love
of music, poetry, nature, and the
"Old South" of his boyhood.
Lanier spent a miserable time as a prisoner of
war in Maryland during the Civil War.
A gifted musician, he joined the Peabody Orchestra.
He died Sept. 7, 1881, at age 39 after suffering with tuberculosis.