On Thursday, April 9, at 7:30pm, UT’s Sex Week will present “Singing the Body Poetic: Songs and Poems Performed.” The event will feature local poets, singers and actors who will perform their work in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Those featured include Marilyn Kallet, poet, author of 16 books, and director of UT’s Creative Writing Director; Jay Clark, singer/songwriter and PhD in wildlife ecology, whose song “Sexual Selection” was featured on NPR; and Andrew P. Dillon, a UT MFA alum whose poetry has been published in national journals including China Grove and Beecher’s, ad Potomac Review.
Star power will be provided by Kali Meister, UT alum and poet, actor and director; RB Morris, folk legend and Knoxville hero, playwright, actor, and singer/songwriter, whose most recent album is “Spies, Lies and Burning Eyes”; and Darius Antwan Stewart, a former fellow at the Bucknell seminar for Younger Poets who has published widely in national literary magazines, including Potomac Review.
Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT), the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund, and Writers in the Library and University of Tennessee Libraries.