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Poet Melissa Range at Writers in the Library, Nov. 7

MelissaRange2Melissa Range will read from her poetry at Writers in the Library, 7 p.m., Monday, November 7, in UT’s Hodges Library auditorium.

Melissa Range’s first book of poems, Horse and Rider, Texas Tech University Press, won the 2010 Walt McDonald First-Book Series Prize in Poetry. She has published in The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, Image, and The Paris Review and in the anthologies Best Spiritual Writing 2011 and The Southern Poetry Anthology: Contemporary Appalachia. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Discovery/The Nation prize, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English and creative writing at the University of Missouri.

Read her poem “New Heavens, New Earth” on Chapter 16: a community of Tennessee writers, readers and passersby (brought to you by Humanities Tennessee).

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 (, or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (

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