Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

“Impermanence”

Book Excerpt: Unopened

Doug Hoekstra, an author and musician, has toured the U.S. and Europe as a singer-songwriter in support of eight albums on various labels. He will read from Unopened, his first poetry collection, on May 7 at The Post East in Nashville.

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“Primer”

Book Excerpt: The Low Passions

Anders Carlson-Wee is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. He will read from his debut collection, The Low Passions, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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“Behind the Eyes, & Shining”

Book Excerpt: Tap Out

Edgar Kunz has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He will read from his debut collection, Tap Out, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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“Spell for the End of Grief”

Book Excerpt: Glass Harvest

Amie Whittemore’s poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and her poems and prose have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Nashville Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

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“My World and Welcome to It”

Book Excerpt: Madstones

Corey Mesler has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Gargoyle, Five Points, and New Stories from the South. He is the author of many books of both fiction and poetry. With his wife, Cheryl Mesler, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis.

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