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Poet Tiana Clark to Read as Part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series

On Monday, 2/18, at 7pm, in room 101 of Strong Hall, poet Tiana Clark will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Clark is the author of the poetry collection, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and the chapbook Equilibrium(Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Clark is the winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize, as well as the 2017 Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She was the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. Clark is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (M.F.A) and Tennessee State University (B.A.) where she studied Africana and Women’s Studies. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, BuzzFeed News,American Poetry Review, New England Review, Oxford American, Best New Poets 2015, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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