Tusculum College hosts poetry reading on Thursday, March 6

Posted on 03 March 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Poets Emilia Phillips and Nick McCrae are featured readers at Tusculum College on Thursday, March 6. The event is sponsored by the Tusculum College Department of Fine Arts.

The event is free and open to the public and a part of Tusculum’s arts and lecture series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chalmers Conference Center on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus.

“Again, we find ourselves pleased to offer the Greeneville and Tusculum communities an exciting opportunity to hear superb, up-and-coming writers,” said Wayne Thomas, chair of the Fine Arts Department. “We sincerely hope our students and also those who live in the surrounding area will come hear and meet these fine poets.”

Phillips is the author of “Signaletics” and two chapbooks including “Bestiary of Gall.” Her poetry appears in “Agni,” “The Kenyon Review,” “Narrative,” “Poetry Magazine” and elsewhere.

She is the recipient of the 2012 Poetry Prize from “The Journal,” second place in the 30 Below Contest from “Narrative” magazine and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Phillips is the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, the prose editor for “32 Poems” and a staff member at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Born in Chattanooga, McCrae is the author of “The Name Museum,” winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize. He has also written the chapbook “Mountain Redemption,” which won the fall 2011 Black River chapbook competition.

He is the editor of the anthology “Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets.” His poems, essays and translations appear in “Cincinnati Review,” Hayden’s Ferry Review,”  “Measure,”  “The Southern Review,” Third Coast” and elsewhere. He serves as associate editor for “32 Poems,” assistant editor for Sundress Publications and poetry coordinator for the annual “Best of the Net” anthology.

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