Poets/musicians RB Morris and Matt Urmy at Writers in the Library, January 25

PoetrySpring_Jan25_newsThe University of Tennessee leads off a semester-long celebration of poetry with readings and music by RB Morris and Matt Urmy on January 25. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library readings series. The public is invited to this free reading and performance at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Matt Urmy is both poet and musician. His most recent book of poems, The Rain in the Bell, was published by Iris Press in 2015. His new album was recorded with the late Nashville legend “Cowboy” Jack Clement. Urmy is also a successful entrepreneur, one of the founders of Artist Growth, a cloud-based management platform for the independent music industry.

RB Morris, is a poet, songwriter, performer, band leader, playwright, and actor from Knoxville. His newest book is Who Is This Man? Ali Akbar aka Horace Pittman (2015). His most recent book of poems is The Mockingbird Poems, from Rich Mountain Bound. Morris wrote and acted in The Man Who Lives Here Is Looney, from the life and work of James Agee.

Books and CDs will be on sale at the event.

Visit library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016 spring semester.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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