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8/18 - Pauletta Hansel and Linda Parsons
Join us for a reading Sunday, August 18th at 2:00pm with poets Pauletta Hansel and Linda Parsons.
Pauletta Hansel is the author of seven poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), and Coal Town Photograph (Dos Madres Press, 2019). Palindrome, which Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate Emeritus, said “completely and artfully sums up the emotions associated” with dementia was winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate (2016- 2018). She is artist-in-residence at Thomas More University and managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta blogs about the writing of Palindrome and other matters at https://paulettahansel.wordpress.com/.
Linda Parsons coordinates WordStream, WDVX-FM’s weekly reading series, with Stellasue Lee and is the reviews editor at Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. She has contributed to The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, Shenandoah, and Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, American Life in Poetry, among many other journals and anthologies. Parsons is the copy editor for Chapter 16, Tennessee’s literary website, and playwright-in-residence for The Hammer Ensemble, the social justice wing of Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee. Candescent is her fifth poetry collection (Iris Press, 2019).
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902