TTR vol. 11/2015 to launch at Old Oak Festival

We’ll launch the eleventh volume of TTR at Tusculum College’s Old Oak Festival on Thursday, April 16. And our friends will read to celebrate.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Susan O’Dell Underwood & Justin Phillip Reed will read poetry to launch the 2015 issue.

4 o’clock p.m. Shulman Atrium. Tusculum College.

SUSAN O’DELL UNDERWOOD directs the Creative Writing Program at Carson-Newman University. She and her husband, artist David Underwood, recently started Sapling Grove Press, devoted to discovering new writers and visual artists in the Appalachian region. She has published two chapbooks, From and Love and Other Hungers. Her poems are included in a variety of journals and in The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VI: Tennessee, and she has new work forthcoming in Blue Fifth Review, One, and Still.

JUSTIN PHILLIP REED is a South Carolina native and the author of the YesYes Books chapbook, A History of Flamboyance, which finalized for the Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest and will be released in Fall of this year. His poems appear / are forthcoming in Boston Review, Vinyl Poetry, joINT., PLUCK!, Muzzle, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in plain china’s “Best Undergraduate Writing” and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received his B.A. in English at Tusculum College, where he served as Assistant Managing Editor of The Tusculum Review. He lives in Saint Louis, where he is an MFA candidate in the Writing Program at Washington University.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

TTR Contributing Editors Brent House & Charles Dodd White will read poetry & fiction with Curtis Owens Undergraduate Literary Award winners (selected by Julija Šukys).

Afternoon. Times TBA. Old Oak Stages. Tusculum College.

BRENT HOUSE, an editor for The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast and a contributing editor for The Tusculum Review, is a native of Necaise, Mississippi, where he raised cattle and watermelons on his family’s farm. Slash Pine Press published his first collection, The Saw Year Prophecies, and his poems have appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, The Journal, and Third Coast. New poems are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review and elsewhere.

CHARLES DODD WHITE was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in both the city and the woods. He is the author of the novels A Shelter of Others (2014) and Lambs of Men (2010), as well as the story collection Sinners of Sanction County (2011). He is at work on a new novel called Hurt River. He is an Assistant Professor at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.