Chapter 16
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Welcome Home, Caroline

Poet Caroline Randall Williams returns to Nashville to take a new post at Fisk

At Humanities Tennessee, we’re thrilled to welcome poet Caroline Randall Williams back to Nashville, her hometown, as she takes on the role of Writer-in-Residence at Fisk University for 2016-2017. Aside from acknowledging the staggering gifts of this acclaimed young poet, the appointment is also historically resonant: Williams’s great-grandfather, celebrated poet Arna Bontemps, served as Writer-in-Residence at Fisk during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Click here to read about Williams’s latest book, Lucy Negro, Redux, and here to learn more about Bontemps. Williams is also the daughter of bestselling novelist Alice Randall, with whom she has already co-authored two books, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess and Soul Food Love. At Chapter 16, we’re awfully glad you’re home, Caroline, but we suspect your mom might be even happier still.

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