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Poet Alice Friman at Writers in the Library, Oct. 8

AliceFrimanAward-winning poet Alice Friman will be on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus on Monday, October 8. She will read at Writers in the Library, 7 p.m., in the Hodges Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the reading. Earlier in the day, 3-4 p.m., she will hold an Author Chat in 1210-1211 McClung Tower.

Alice Friman’s new book of poems, Vinculum, was released in March 2011 by LSU Press. Friman is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently The Book of the Rotten Daughter and Zoo, winner of the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University and the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her poems appear in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Shenandoah, which awarded Friman the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry in 2001.

Friman has received fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bernheim Foundation. Among her prizes are a 2012 Pushcart Prize, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Poetry, and three prizes from the Poetry Society of America.

Anthologized widely and published in thirteen countries, she was Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis from 1973 to 1993 and is now Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College & State University. Her new poetry podcast series is Ask Alice.

Writers in the Library events are free and open to the public.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (, or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (

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