Poet Jeff Daniel Marion at Writers in the Library, Feb. 20

DannyMarionFeb2012Poet Jeff Daniel Marion will read at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Marion has published eight poetry collections, four poetry chapbooks and a children’s book. Ebbing & Flowing Springs: New and Selected Poems and Prose, 1976-2001 was named Appalachian Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writers Association. His latest collection, Father, was awarded the 2009 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. In 2011 he received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Marion founded The Small Farm, one of the region’s most distinguished poetry journals, which he edited from 1975 to 1980. For twenty years he operated Mill Springs Press, producing chapbooks and broadsides from handset type on a Vandercook proof press.

From 1969 until his retirement in 2002, Marion taught creative writing at Carson-Newman College, where he was poet-in-residence, director of the Appalachian Center, and editor of the Mossy Creek Reader. He is the current Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee Libraries.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).

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