Writers in the Library: Kristin Robertson and Daniel Lawless, April 2

Kristin Robertson and Daniel LawlessOn Monday, April 2, poets Kristin Robertson and Daniel Lawless will read as part of UT’s Writers in the Library reading series.

Kristin Robertson is the author of Surgical Wing (Alice James Books, 2017). Her poetry appeared recently in The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, and Prairie Schooner, among other journals. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and is the winner of the inaugural Laux/Millar Raleigh Review Poetry Prize.

Daniel Lawless is the founder and editor of Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, editor of the Plume anthologies, and co-founder of the poetry press Plume Editions. His poems have been published in many journals, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Solstice, The American Journal of Poetry, Asheville Review, decomP, diode, The Common, The Cortland Review, FIELD, Numero Cinq, and The Manhattan Review, among others. His poetry collection The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With was released in March of 2018 by Salmon Poetry Press/Dufour Editions. Lawless has lived and taught in France and the UK and now resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. Aside from poetry, he has written critical essays and conducted author interviews; a number of autobiographical sketches drawing on his youthful experiences in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the subject of a forthcoming book.

The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices in contemporary literature are invited to read. The series 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 Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu or visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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