Poet William Wright at UT’s Writers in the Library on February 22

William Wright-2Current University of Tennessee Department of English Writer-in-Residence William Wright will be reading from and discussing his work on February 22. 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.

William Wright is author of five books of poetry, most recently Tree Heresies (Mercer University Press, 2015) and the collaborative collection Creeks of the Upper South, with Amy Wright (jointly published by Jacar Press and Unicorn Press). Wright is also author of five chapbooks and editor or co-editor of eleven editions, including all volumes of The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press), Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry (University of South Carolina Press, 2016), and two books centered on the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Clemson University Press and Liverpool University Press, 2016). His most recent work appears in Kenyon Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Oxford American.

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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