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Poet Tiana Clark

Poet Tiana Clark will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series on Monday, February 18, at 7 PM in Strong Hall, Room 101.

Clark is the author of the poetry collection, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and the chapbook Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition.

Clark is the winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize, as well as the 2017 Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She was the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing.

Clark is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.

She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (M.F.A) and Tennessee State University (B.A.) where she studied Africana and Women’s Studies.

Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New YorkerPoetry MagazineKenyon ReviewBuzzFeed News,American Poetry Review, New England ReviewOxford AmericanBest New Poets 2015, and elsewhere.

She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

Strong Hall, 101
1621 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public






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Anne Langendorfer

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