Rodney Jones won the Kingsley Tufts Prize for Salvation Blues: 100 Poems, 1985-2005. His other books include Elegy for the Southern Drawl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Transparent Gestures, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Imaginary Logic, forthcoming in 2011. Honors include the Hanes Prize, the Harper Lee Award and the Jean Stein Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Jones is a professor and distinguished scholar at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Thursday, April 14
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Presentation of the George Garrett New Writing Award to James Hall
Friday, April 15
3:15 - 4:15
Panel Discussion: Southern Poetic Identities