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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

“To See Small Fish in High Branches”

Book Excerpt: Small Fish in High Branches

Nashvillian Annette Sisson’s first book of poetry, Small Fish in High Branches, was released this month by Glass Lyre Press. Her poems have appeared in Birmingham Poetry Review, Nashville Review, and One. Her chapbook, A Casting Off, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2019

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Book Excerpt: Watermark

Watermark is Jeff Hardin’s seventh collection of poetry. His work has been honored with the Nicholas Roerich Prize, the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and the X.J. Kennedy Prize. Hardin will discuss Watermark at a virtual event hosted on Zoom on April 14 at 6 p.m. CDT.

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“The Last Time”

Book Excerpt: Water Lessons

Lisa Dordal teaches in the English department at Vanderbilt University. Her first collection of poetry, Mosaic of the Dark, was a finalist for the 2019 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Dordal will celebrate the launch of Water Lessons at The Bookshop in Nashville on April 10, with additional readings by Destiny O. Birdsong and Kendra DeColo.

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“Redpolls Feeding”

Book Excerpt: Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine, 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition

Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine, the award-winning 2011 debut collection by ETSU poet-in-residence Jesse Graves, is released this month in an expanded 10th anniversary edition. A poetry reading featuring Graves and Matthew Wimberley, with music by Michael Cody, will be held at East Tennessee State University on March 23.

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