Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Rachael Lyon

“Binary Things”

April 25, 2012 Rachael Lyon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of The Normal Heart and How It Works (2011), winner of the 2010 White Eagle Coffee Store Press Poetry Chapbook Award and finalist for the 2010 Black River Chapbook Competition. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University and recently completed a Fulbright grant in Vienna, Austria, where she translated poetry from German. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review’s Old & New: Re-Visions of the American South, Southern Humanities Review, and The Nashville Review, among others. At work on her first collection of poems, she is an academic adviser and creative-writing instructor at Penn State.

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