Gerald Barrax, Sr. - 2011 Donald Justice Award for Poetry recipient - is emeritus professor of English and Creative Writing at North Carolina State University, retiring first in 1997 and again in 2006. He is the author of five volumes of poems, including From a Person Sitting in Darkness: New and Selected Poems from LSU, 1998. He is a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. He is the father of five, grandfather of eight, and lives in Raleigh with his wife, Joan.

Speaking Schedule

Friday, April 15
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Mr. Barrax will receive his award and give a reading.

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

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Program Partners

Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

L. Hardwick & Kitty Caldwell - Memorial Healthcare System - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English - Wild Hare Books

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