Tusculum College to host humanities event featuring three nationally-recognized poets

Posted on 25 October 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College is hosting a poetry reading by three nationally-recognized poets including Ken Robidoux, Adam Clay and Dr. Erin Elizabeth Smith. All three serve as editors for literary publications.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, in the Behan Arena Theater in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center on the Tusculum College Greeneville campus.

Robidoux, whose poetry has been featured in the Tusculum Review, is the publisher and founding editor-in-chief of Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. He is a retired musician now living in Morgantown, W.V., where he is an instructor at West Virginia University. He is the former editor-in-chief of Mosaic Art and Literary Journal.

Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World and The Wash. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review and New Orleans Review. He co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky.

Smith is the founder and managing editor of Sundress and author of The Fear of Being Found and The Naming of Strays. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines including Mid-American, 32 Poems, New Delta Review, The Yalobusha Review, The Florida Review, Cimarron Review, Third Coast and Crab Orchard.

She earned her doctorate in literature and creative writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Tennessee where she teaches poetry writing and literature.

The event is part of the Humanities Series, sponsored by the Tusculum College English Department. The reading is free and open to the public. Arts and Lecture credit is available for Tusculum College students.

For more information, contact Dr. Clay Matthews, assistant professor of English, at 423-636-7300.

 

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