Writers in the Library Features Poets in October

Award-winning Tennessee poets Jeff Hardin and Charlotte Pence to read on Monday, October 17

Tennessee poets Jeff Hardin and Charlotte Pence will read their works at Writers in the Library on Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

“These are amazing young poets,” Marilyn Kallet, UT professor of English, said. “Jeff Hardin has won a major American poetry prize and has a strong new first book of poems [published]. Charlotte Pence is an alum who has published a beautiful book … and has won the New Millenium Poetry prize. They remind us of the wealth of creative talent in Tennessee!” Kallet said.

Jeff Hardin teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. He has authored two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows and The Slow Hill Out, as well as one book, Fall Sanctuary, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. He has also been published in Mid-American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Ploughshares, among other prestigious literary journals.

Charlotte Pence teaches at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She earned an MFA from Emerson College in 1998 and received the individual artist fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2003.

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