Author Archive

TTR to launch annually in the fall

By • Aug 8th, 2018 • Category: TTR News Archives

Thank you for your continued support of TTR. We appreciate you.



TTR 2018 to launch at Old Oak Festival

By • Feb 5th, 2018 • Category: TTR News Archives

Our 2018 issue will be released to kick off the Old Oak Festival on the Tusculum College campus on April 19 at 4 PM, in the Shulman Atrium. Winner of the 2018 poetry chapbook contest will be announced.



Phillips to judge 2018 poetry chapbook prize

By • Sep 28th, 2017 • Category: Literary Prizes, TTR News Archives

Emilia Phillips will judge our 2018 contest. You’re gonna want to get your manuscripts in for this one, folks.



Erin Elizabeth Smith

By • Nov 21st, 2015 • Category: Featured Artist

Sesquicentennial Alice A hundred and fifty years, and it’s hard to believe I’m no longer a girl, aged into bluebonnet dresses and spooned-up hair-dos.  I have become a woman turned upside down in behind-the-scene featurettes, all Redbox demure, gazing with Victorian reticence into the CVS parking lot. How I got here, I never know, following […]



Matthew Pierce | TTR Student Staff Book Review

By • May 7th, 2015 • Category: Reviews, TTR News Archives

Click here to read a review of Emilia Phillips’s poetry collection, Signaletics.



Susan O’Dell Underwood

By • May 4th, 2015 • Category: Featured Artist

Susan O’Dell Underwood, co-founder of Sapling Grove Press, asks, “What if we aren’t practiced enough to recognize [the sublime] when we’re face-to-face with it?”



Susan O’Dell Underwood

By • May 4th, 2015 • Category: Featured Artist

Gnosis   I can’t give you everything I know, even if I wished nature held that kind of sway. Take for example the thousand heads I want to show you of grasshopper weeds, their tips like fragile, flaming fleece, bobbing one wave in the final pentecost of dusk. Go with me while I walk, each […]



Susan O’Dell Underwood

By • May 4th, 2015 • Category: Featured Artist

God as Redbud   The spring pink fog of simple ghosts like hosts of harmonizing choruses, their low strummed alto sostenuto revives and revives and revives along the highway, this stepping forward sprightly lithesome line nothing like bright dogwood sopranos, but a whispered tonal wayward zone, a wily tribe, their every twig singing with tremulous, […]



Susan O’Dell Underwood

By • May 4th, 2015 • Category: Featured Artist

Annunciation   You have to believe this gospel is man-made, the oil paint luminous as pain, the angel dressed in blood red. No woman would frame this sacred moment inside a gilded trap so garish and so public. No woman gestates willfully the glory of certain death. Here is sacrifice forced upon her, the rapturous […]



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

By • Aug 28th, 2014 • Category: TTR News Archives

We’ll launch April 16 at TC’s Old Oak Festival. Be there.