Poetry

“Frenchman’s Flat”

by Andrea Spofford

March 27, 2015 Andrea Spofford writes poems and essays, some of which can be found in The Portland Review, Sugar House Review, Revolver, and others. Spofford will read from her new book, The Pine Effect, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville on April 1, 2015, at 4 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.

Published Friday, 27 March 2015

“Like Shad Ascending”

by Arthur J. Stewart

March 27, 2015 Arthur J. Stewart’s “science flavored” poetry has appeared in more than a dozen journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association, Lullwater Review, and Chemical and Engineering News. Stewart will read from From Where We Came, his fifth poetry collection, at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville, on March 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. and at the Laurel Theater in Knoxville on April 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Published Friday, 27 March 2015

“Honeysuckle Roadside Doves”

by Amy Wright

March 27, 2015 Amy Wright is the nonfiction editor of Zone 3 Press and the author of four poetry chapbooks. She will read from her newest collection, Cracker Crumbs in the Bed, Rhinestones at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville on April 1, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Published Friday, 27 March 2015

The Girl Their Hymns Forgot

In her debut poetry collection, Christina Stoddard grapples with the vulnerability of children in a violent world

by Erica Wright

March 24, 2015 In her debut collection, Hive, Nashville poet Christina Stoddard writes in the voice of a teenage Mormon girl about violence and its lifelong effects. Stoddard will launch her book on March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Parnassus Books in Nashville.

Published Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Light, Community, and Motion

Charlotte Pence’s poetry collection examines the parallels between ecology and mental illness

by Erica Wright

March 20, 2015 In her new poetry collection, Many Small Fires, Charlotte Pence writes about her father’s schizophrenia through the lens of ecology. Pence will read with Adam Prince on March 26, 2015, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville; with Adam Day on March 27, 2015, at Belmont University in Nashville; and with Bradford Tice on March 30, 2015, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. All events are free and open to the public.

Published Friday, 20 March 2015

"Cast-Offs"

by Charlotte Pence

March 20, 2015Charlotte Pence is a poet and critic who received her Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Tennessee. The author of two chapbooks, she has just published her first full-length collection, Many Small Fires. Pence will read with Adam Prince on March 26, 2015, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville; with Adam Day on March 27, 2015, at Belmont University in Nashville; and with Bradford Tice on March 30, 2015, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. All events are free and open to the public.

Published Friday, 20 March 2015

Making a Necessity of Memory

Poet Natasha Trethewey talks about history, her work, her biracial identity, and the violence in her past

by Maria Browning

March 16, 2015 Natasha Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007 for her third book, Native Guard, which explores the complex interplay of personal and collective history. Natasha Trethewey will give a reading at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on March 19, 2015, at 7 p.m. The event, which will be held in Wilson Hall Room 126, is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, 16 March 2015

Poetry in the Air

On the weekly radio show “Difficult Listening,” David M. Harris shares poetry, music, world news, advice, and memories

by Sarah Norris

March 13, 2014 Broadcast on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, Radio Free Nashville’s “Difficult Listening” program is hosted by David M. Harris. The show centers on poetry: Harris, a writer himself, reads poems on the air and offers his own interpretations.

Published Friday, 13 March 2015

Poet, Lyricist, Musician

Billboard recognizes spoken-word artist Minton Sparks

by Mary Emily Vatt

February 25, 2015 Billboard magazine recently highlighted Murfreesboro native Minton Sparks in a profile that attempts to define the work of this genre-defying artist.

Published Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A More Perfect Chaos

Poet Sarah Gorham considers the imperfect world in Study in Perfect

by Maria Browning

February 23, 2015 The essays in Sarah Gorham’s Study in Perfect wander through a disparate collection of subjects, from poisonous mushrooms to the nature of selfishness, offering a reminder that amid the chaos of living, we all desire a life more nearly perfect. Gorham will appear at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on February 26, 2015, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, 23 February 2015

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