The New York Times recently highlighted faculty and students’ poems written in tribute to Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville teen who died while shielding two young girls from gunfire.
Marilyn Kallet News
Young UT poets this spring poured their emotions into words, which they hope will bring solace to the mother of a fifteen-year-old local high school student who died while shielding three young girls from gunfire.
Deep South Magazine featured UT Professor of English Marilyn Kallet in this story about the creation of UT’s Poetry Spring celebration.
UT celebrates National Poetry Month this April with a look at some faculty writers who are making their mark on the region and the world.
The Department of English is working to recruit some of the best writers in the country to enroll in its newly created Master of Fine Arts program, which will begin offering classes this fall. Marilyn Kallet, director of the Creative Writing Program and the Nancy Moore Goslee Professor of English, says she looks forward to the MFA program’s inaugural class.
From medieval poetry to Greek myths, Marilyn Kallet has drawn inspiration from many sources. Kallet, a UT English professor, has a new book coming out this year. She will share both her inspiration and her work with the community as part of the Writers in the Library series on April 15. The reading will be in the Hodges Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Irish-American poet, essayist, and fiction writer Thomas Lynch will continue the Writers in the Library series on February 11. Lynch will be reading from his work at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.