“Rosewood Manor”

by Luann Landon

May 9, 2016 Luann Landon’s first book of poems, South Bound, is a collection of verse narratives about the American South. Earlier poems have appeared in Measure, Sewanee Theological Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, The Tennessee Quarterly, and others. Her memoir-cookbook, Dinner at Miss Lady’s, was published by Algonquin in 1999. A Nashville native, Landon now lives in Sewanee. She will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Published Monday, 9 May 2016


by Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

March 28, 2016 Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay is a senior at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, and she has been writing for as long as she can remember with the help of her creative and supportive parents. In 2015, she served as the first-ever Nashville Youth Poet Laureate, and her work is under contract with Penmanship Books. She will read from this is our war at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 1, 2016, at 6 p.m.

Published Monday, 28 March 2016


by Sue Weaver Dunlap

March 22, 2016 Born and raised in Knoxville, Sue Weaver Dunlap now lives deep in the Tennessee mountains near Walland, where she and her husband live on and work a mountain cattle farm. Her poems have appeared in Appalachian Journal, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Appalachian Heritage, and Southern Poetry Anthology, among other collections and journals. Dunlap will read from Knead at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on March 24, 2016, at 6 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 22 March 2016


by William Wright

February 19, 2016 William Wright is the author of nine poetry collections, including Tree Heresies (Mercer University Press, 2015), Night Field Anecdote (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011), Bledsoe (Texas Review Press, 2011), and Dark Orchard (Texas Review Press, 2005). His poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, the Oxford American, The Antioch Review, Shenandoah, and the Southern Poetry Review. He currently serves as Writer in Residence at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He will give a free public reading at UT’s John C. Hodges Library on February 22, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Published Friday, 19 February 2016

“Of Late, I Have Been Thinking About Despair”

by TJ Jarrett

February 8, 2016 TJ Jarrett is a software developer in Nashville and the author of two books: Ain’t No Grave and Zion (winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Competition). Along with Christina Stoddard, Jarrett will give a reading at Vanderbilt University in Nashville at 7 p.m. on February 11, 2016, in Buttrick Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, 8 February 2016


by Christina Stoddard

February 8, 2016 Christina Stoddard is the author of Hive, which won the 2015 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin Press. Along with TJ Jarrett, Stoddard will give a reading at Vanderbilt University in Nashville at 7 p.m. on February 11, 2016, in Buttrick Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, 8 February 2016

“Ghost Writes a Postcard to His Wife”

by Gaylord Brewer

October 16, 2015 Gaylord Brewer is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for more than twenty years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent books are a ninth collection of poetry, Country of Ghost, and the cookbook-memoir The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire, both published in 2015. At noon on October 23, 2015, Brewer will give a free public reading at University Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

Published Friday, 16 October 2015


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

“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

“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

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