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.

Speaking Schedule

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

Grant Support Provided By

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

Media Sponsors

Brewer Media - Chattarati - WDEF News 12 - WUTC 88.1

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

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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