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Writers in the Library features musician-poet Keith Flynn

Rocker poet to read March 26

At nearly seven feet tall, Keith Flynn’s mere presence commands a room. And with poetry as passionate and energetic as Jerry Lee Lewis’s piano playing, his reading at Writers in the Library on March 26th is an event that should not be missed. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library on the UT campus and is free and open to the public.

Flynn is a poet and former rocker, who performed with the nationally acclaimed band The Crystal Zoo from 1985-1988. He is the founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review and was twice named the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for North Carolina.

Flynn is the author of five books, including four collections of poetry: The Talking Drum (1991), The Book of Monsters (1994), The Lost Sea (2000), and The Golden Ratio (Iris Press, 2007), and a collection of essays, entitled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing (Writer’s Digest Books, 2007). His poems have been published in The Colorado Review, The Southern Poetry Review, and Shenandoah, as well as many other anthologies and journals.

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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