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Knoxville poets to read at Writers in the Library March 7

Linda and Jeff Daniel Marion will read from their works

Acclaimed Knoxville husband-and-wife poets Jeff Daniel and Linda Marion will read at Writers in the Library on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Daniel Marion was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame for poetry, awarded by the Friends of Literacy Inc., and received the 2006 Career Achievement Award from the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. He participated in the 25th Literary Festival at Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA), reading and speaking on panels with other well-known Appalachian writers. His most recent essay, “Roads Back Home,” appeared in Tennessee Country: In the Land of Their Fathers.

Linda Parsons Marion is poetry editor for Now & Then magazine and the author of Home Fires. She recently won first place in the 2006 Tennessee Writers Alliance and the Libba Moore Gray poetry competitions, and her work was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared widely, including The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Iowa Review, and Prairie Schooner. She has received two literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Marion is an editor at the University of Tennessee and spends lots of time out in her gardens. She feeds them coffee grounds; they feed her poems.

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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