The Poetry Society of Tennessee – Northeast branch (PST-NE) has partnered with the Johnson City Public Library to present Marilyn Kallet, Knoxville's Poet Laureate. The public is invited on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. to the Jones Meeting Room of the library to hear Dr. Kallet read selections of her poetry. Dr. Kallet will also present a mini-workshop titled "Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times." Questions from the audience are encouraged. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marilyn Kallet is the author of 18 books, including How Our Bodies Learned, The Love That Moves Me and Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, poetry from Black Widow Press. She was chosen as Poet Laureate of Knoxville, Tennessee. She translated Paul Eluard’s Last Love Poems, Péret’s The Big Game, and co-translated Chantal Bizzini’s Disenchanted City. Her other volumes include children’s books, essays, anthologies of women’s literature. Dr. Kallet is Professor Emerita at the University of Tennessee, where she taught for 37 years. For a decade, she also led poetry workshops and writing residencies for VCCA-France, in Auvillar. She performed her poems on campuses and in theaters across the United States as well as in France and Poland, as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” program.
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