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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Richard Tillinghast

Prowling Like Maggie the Cat

In a posthumous collection, poet Diann Blakely casts her lot with outsiders

Rain in Our Door: Duets with Robert Johnson is the last and most radical collection by the late Nashville poet Diann Blakely. The book’s title is taken from the Mississippi musician’s own lyrics: “You better come on in my kitchen, cause there’s gonna be rain in our door.”

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