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Jason Schossler to Read Poetry, Feb. 13

schosslerPoet and fiction writer Jason Schossler will perform at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 13, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

Jason Schossler’s first book of poetry, Mud Cakes, won the inaugural Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize from Bona Fide Books in 2010. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the winner of the 2009 Edwin Markham Poetry Prize and the 2010 Emerging Writer award from Grist: A Journal for Writers.

His poems and stories have appeared, among other places, in The Sun, North American Review, Rattle, Poet Lore, The South Carolina Review, Roanoke Review, and The Antioch Review. He has been awarded four fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany.

Schossler teaches writing at Temple University and also works as a freelance legal journalist for Thomson Reuters.

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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