Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Not Your Father's Fugitive

Vanderbilt MFA candidates launch a new literary magazine

…a daunting project the students “conceived of, pursued, and brought into being all by themselves,” says poet—and Vanderbilt professor of creative writing—Kate Daniels. As a web-based journal, Nashville Review features…

Vandy on a Roll

What’s new in Tennessee books—and at Chapter 16—on February 25, 2010

…Sonny Payne, host of the King Biscuit Time radio show, and artists Lonnie Brooks, Charles Musselwhite, and Bonnie Raitt. Not surprisingly, poet Mark Jarman, director of Vanderbilt’s creative writing program,…

Against Closure

In a new story collection, Lorraine López writes with nuance about loneliness and dislocation

…no picnic for many of her finely drawn characters to clean up the messes others have fecklessly abandoned. López, who teaches creative writing and literature at Vanderbilt University, is the…


What’s new in Tennessee books—and at Chapter 16—on November 5, 2009

…aspiring writers at Vanderbilt received their own good news this week: Poets & Writers magazine named the university’s fledgling MFA in Creative Writing program one of the nation’s Top 20….


…Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and Tin House, among other journals. She teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University. Paternoster The word for a line with a series of hooks also means…