January 30, 2015 Christian Anton Gerard’s first book of poems is Wilmot Here, Collect For Stella. His work has appeared in storySouth, Post Road, Thrush, Orion, B-O-D-Y, and The Rumpus, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he’s an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He will give a free public reading at the University of Tennessee’s Hodges Library in Knoxville on February 2, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Published Friday, 30 January 2015
January 29, 2015 Heather Dobbins’s work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Review, The Rumpus, The Southern Poetry Anthology (Tennessee), and TriQuarterly Review, among others. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Bennington College. She will appear at the University of Tennessee’s Hodges Library in Knoxville on February 2, 2015, at 7 p.m. and at East Tennessee State University’s Ball Hall Auditorium in Johnson City on February 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Published Thursday, 29 January 2015
Beth Bachmann’s latest poetry collection explores the ramifications of war
by Erica Wright
January 26, 2015 In her new collection, Do Not Rise, Nashville poet Beth Bachmann writes about war and its aftermath with unflinching insight. Bachmann will read from her work on January 29, 2015, at 7 p. m. on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville. The event, which also includes a reading by Vanderbilt novelist Tony Earley, is free and open to the public.
Published Monday, 26 January 2015
January 16, 2015 Bridgette Bates’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, VERSE, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a “Discovery” Prize, she is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Originally from Nashville, she lives in Los Angeles where she writes for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and is a features contributor to Kirkus Reviews. She will read from her new collection, What Is Not Missing is Light, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on January 22, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Published Friday, 16 January 2015
In Poems of the American South, David Biespiel assembles some of the best poets writing from or about this region
by Erica Wright
December 8, 2014 Poems of the American South, edited by David Biespiel, displays the rich poetic tradition of the South. From race to rattlesnakes, each poem reveals complicated truths about this region of the United States.
Published Monday, 8 December 2014
Three Tennessee poets are awarded NEA grants in literature
December 5, 2014 The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded creative-writing fellowships in poetry to three Tennessee poets—Anders Carlson-Wee, Melissa Range, and Bobby C. Rogers. The awards, which “enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement,” according to the NEA, are for $25,000 each.
Published Friday, 5 December 2014
With Gold Digger, spoken-word artist Minton Sparks explodes into song
by Sarah Norris
December 4, 2014 “In my family, the only lucrative line of work is gold-diggin’,” Nashville-based spoken-word artist Minton Sparks announces in her fifth album, Gold Digger. Sparks will perform at The Basement in Nashville on December 5, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Published Thursday, 4 December 2014
by Bill Brown
November 7, 2014 Bill Brown grew up in West Tennessee ten miles from the Mississippi River. He is the author of nine poetry collections and a creative-writing textbook. His new book of poems, Elemental, has just been released. He will read from it at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 8, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Published Friday, 7 November 2014
A. Van Jordan’s latest poetry collection evokes the magic of movies
by Erica Wright
October 29, 2014 In his new poetry collection, The Cineaste, A. Van Jordan pays homage to both the makers and watchers of movies. Jordan will read from his work on November 6, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 101, on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public.
Published Tuesday, 28 October 2014
October 24, 2014 Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in New York. She is the author of sixteen books, including Packing Light: New and Selected Poems; Circe, After Hours; and Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard. Kallet directs the creative-writing program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She will appear at the Global Education Center in Nashville on October 25, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Published Thursday, 23 October 2014
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