by Stephanie H.

September 28, 2015 The Contributor is a weekly nonprofit street newspaper distributed by homeless and formerly homeless citizens of Nashville, who keep all profits made from their sales. On October 3, 2015, at 7 p.m., Third Man Books will host “An Evening with Poets from The Contributor,” a poetry reading to launch Acknowledge: An Anthology of Selected Poems from The Contributor, a new collection of the best vendor-contributed poems which have appeared in the newspaper during the last seven years and published as a fundraiser for The Contributor. The event is free; a copy of the book will be given to all donors who contribute $20 or more.

Published Monday, 28 September 2015

Equilibrium Might Be a Little Hard to Manage Today, Actually

“Equilibrium” a poem by Vanderbilt graduate student Tiana Clark, has just won a lucrative national prize

by Margaret Renkl

September 15, 2015 “Equilibrium” by Tiana Clark, a first-year graduate student in Vanderbilt University’s M.F.A program in creative writing has won first prize in the annual poetry competition sponsored by the literary magazine Rattle. The award carries a stipend of $10,000.

Published Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Not a Partridge, or a Ruby

In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams considers the identity of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

by Erica Wright

August 26, 2015 In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams explores a game-changing theory that Shakespeare’s Dark Lady was a London madam named Black Luce. Williams will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Forces that Bind Us

Robert Morgan’s new poetry collection, Dark Energy, fuses the lyric and the scientific

by Charlotte Pence

August 12, 2015 From the haze of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the glow of the Milky Way, Robert Morgan’s fifteenth collection of poetry, Dark Energy, illuminates both the invisible and observable forces that bind us, be they heritage or neutrinos, history or noble metals. Morgan, the New York Times-bestselling author of Gap Creek and other celebrated books of history and fiction, will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, 12 August 2015

“I Want You Here”

by Marilyn Kallet

July 24, 2015 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 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Friday, 24 July 2015

Authors in October

Humanities Tennessee previews the 2015 Southern Festival of Books

by Chapter 16

July 13, 2015 Humanities Tennessee today announces a lineup of award-winning, bestselling authors headlining the twenty-seventh annual Southern Festival of Books, which will be held in Nashville, October 9-11. The roster includes renowned authors Rick Bragg, Geraldine Brooks, Pat Conroy, David Maraniss, Paul Theroux, Rebecca Wells, Scott Westerfeld, and many others.

Published Monday, 13 July 2015

An Ode to Strength

At the end of his life, as his own power waned, James Dickey was still writing about joy

by Luke Wiget

May 29, 2015 Death, and the Day’s Light, James Dickey's new collection, echoes the eternal, obsessive themes of the late poet's work: war and love, life and death, the clarifying power of a shared struggle. But these poems also reflect the concerns of a man at the end of his life. Set firmly in the physical world, they speak to the link between body and spirit: as the body breaks, the spirit builds.

Published Friday, 29 May 2015

“June 8th”

by Sarah Beavers

May 22, 2015 Sarah Beavers is a native of Sewanee. During high school, the Tennessee Young Writers’ Workshop was the highlight of her summers; with the help of her fellow writers, her counsellors, and her workshop leaders, she grew into a writer she is proud to be. Beavers is now a student of government and international politics in the honors college at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Published Friday, 22 May 2015

Trouble Broaching

Caki Wilkinson’s The Wynona Stone Poems is a comic novel in verse

by Maria Browning

May 11, 2015 Caki Wilkinson’s second collection, The Wynona Stone Poems, tells the story of a smart, spirited woman who, in spite of having her fair share of talent and passion, can’t quite make her life happen.

Published Monday, 11 May 2015

“November Moves In”

by Connie Jordan Green

May 1, 2015 Connie Jordan Green lives on a farm in East Tennessee with her husband and two cats and two dogs. Her weekly column for the Loudon County News Herald is in its thirty-sixth year. She writes stories for young people, poetry, and novels. Green will read from her new collection, Household Inventory, at 2 p.m. on May 3, 2015, at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville.

Published Friday, 1 May 2015

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