All Over the Page - Special Poetry Session

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All Over the Page

All Over the Page is a monthly evening book discussion group for adults, with a guest facilitator.

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This month we have a special All Over the Page. In conjunction with National Poetry Month we will have readings and discussion from two different poets. Valediction by Linda Parsons and Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility by Anna Laura Reeve. 

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Linda Parsons and Anna Laura Reeve will read from their most recent books, and there will be a Q&A session and snacks! The program will be recorded live and released as an episode of The Beat, Knox County Public Library’s poetry podcast. 

This special session will be held in the 3rd floor classroom.

Linda Parsons:

Poet, playwright, essayist, and editor, Linda Parsons is the poetry editor for Madville Publishing and the copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee. She is published in such journals as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Terrain, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, and Shenandoah. Her sixth collection, Valediction, contains poems and prose. Five of her plays have been produced by Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Anna Laura Reeve

Anna Laura Reeve is the author of Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility (Belle Point Press, 2023). Winner of the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander,, and others. She lives and gardens near the Tennessee Overhill region, traditional land of the Eastern Cherokee.



For ADA accommodations, call (865) 215-8703 or send request to 72 hours in advance of program.