Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Barbara E. Young

“Time Is a Desert of Rain”

Book Excerpt: Heirloom Language

Barbara E. Young is a Middle Tennessee native. She has known party lines, coonskin caps, hula hoops, transistor radios under the covers, 8-track, CD-ROM, Blogger, and Covid 19. She returned to writing poetry at age 60 and still has a lot to learn. Heirloom Language is her first full-length collection. Young will read from her work at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville on June 24.

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