by William Page

June 20, 2016 William Page’s poems have appeared widely in such journals as North American Review, The Sewanee Review, Southern Poetry Review, and The Southern Review. He is the founding editor of The Pinch and a retired professor of creative writing at the University of Memphis. Page will read from his fifth collection, In this Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds, at Burke’s Book Store in Memphis on June 23, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

Published Monday, 20 June 2016

“Come Morning”

by Gary L. McDowell

June 15, 2016 Gary McDowell is the author of a collection of lyric essays and five collections of poetry, including Mysteries in a World That Thinks There Are None. His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, The Nation, The Southern Review, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He will read from Mysteries in a World That Thinks There Are None at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 20, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Published Wednesday, 15 June 2016

“Red Coals”

by William Woolfitt

June 14, 2016 William Woolfitt is the author of Beauty Strip (Texas Review Press, 2014) and Charles of the Desert (Paraclete Press, 2016). His poems and stories have appeared in Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and other journals. An assistant professor of English at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, he will read from his new poetry collection at Bar Marley in Knoxville on June 19, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 14 June 2016

“Taking Turns”

by Laurie Perry Vaughen

June 7, 2016 Laurie Perry Vaughen is the author of two new poetry chapbooks: Fine Tuning and What Our Voices Carry from Wild Columbine Press. She will read from both collections at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on June 10, 2016, at 6 p.m. A reception begins at 5 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 7 June 2016

“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

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