Poems

“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

“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

"Bad Dog"

by Wyatt Prunty

April 23, 2015 Sewanee poet Wyatt Prunty is the author of nine collections of poems, including The Lover’s Guide to Trapping. He will read from his new book, Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Joining him will be poet Adam Vines, author of The Coal Life.

Published Thursday, 23 April 2015

“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

"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

“Gramps Stayed Drunk on Jazz”

by Christian Anton Gerard

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

“In the Lowlands”

by Heather Dobbins

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

What Is Not Missing Is Light

by Bridgette Bates

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

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