“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 Thursday, 15 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 Sunday, 27 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 Thursday, 23 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 Thursday, 21 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 Thursday, 30 April 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 Wednesday, 22 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 Thursday, 26 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 Thursday, 26 March 2015

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