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Writers in the Library Features Poet Dennis Sampson

Sampson is UT Department of English Writer in Residence for Spring 2007

Poet and UT English Department writer-in-residence Dennis Sampson will help the UT Libraries ring in the new year by kicking off the 2007 Writers in the Library series on January 29. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Sampson was born and raised in South Dakota. His five volumes of poetry include The Double Genesis, Forgiveness, Constant Longing, Needlegrass, and For my Father Falling Asleep at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The recipient of grants from The Virginia Council on the Arts and The North Carolina Arts Council, Sampson’s poems have appeared in such magazines as The American Scholar, The Ohio Review, The Hudson Review and many others. He has taught as Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and as the Visiting Poet in the M.F.A Program in Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. Since 2000 he has been on the faculty at Wake Forest University.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

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