Poets Heather Dobbins and Christian Antoine Gerard will read from their work at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.
Heather Dobbins is a graduate of the UT College Scholars Program. After earning graduate degrees in California and Vermont, she returned to her hometown of Memphis. Her poems have been published in TriQuarterly Review, Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut collection of poems is In the Low Houses (Kelsay Press, 2014.)
Christian Anton Gerard’s first book of poems is Wilmot Here, Collect For Stella (WordTech, CW Books, 2014). He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the 2013 Iron Horse Literary Review‘s Discovered Voices Award. Gerard is Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He received his PhD in English from the University of Tennessee.
Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (email@example.com).