Knox Pods

Knox County Public Library

Library programs on a variety of topics―mostly book and author talks―and some Knoxville, Tenn. history.
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The Beat: Janet McAdams
Aug 18 2021
3 mins
The Beat: Janet McAdamsThe Beat: Jesse Graves
Jesse Graves is a Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at East Tennessee State University. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Southern Poetry Review, and other literary magazines and anthologies. He has published four books of poetry and his book Said-Songs: Essays on Poetry and Place is forthcoming from Mercer University Press in 2022. Graves received his PhD in English from the University of Tennessee and his MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University. He has won the Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association and the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. Links: https://files.captivate.fm/library/668124c0-1698-4889-ac41-b108e5539a3d/in-a-familar-city-and-sage-grass-brushing-against-my-shins-jess.pdf (Read "In a Familiar City" and "Sage Grass Brushing Against My Shins") https://jessegravespoetry.wordpress.com/ (Jesse Graves’ website) https://chapter16.org/an-unbroken-thread (Interview with Linda Parsons at Chapter 16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUc_e6DSliw (YouTube reading through West Virginia Wesleyan MFA Program Summer Reading Series ) https://jessegravespoetry.wordpress.com/poems/ (A collection of Jesse Grave’s poems available online) https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonCityPublicLibrary/videos/poet-to-poet-interview-a-conversation-with-jesse-graves-and-rita-sims-quillen/655903492030350/ (Poet-to-Poet Interview: A Conversation with Jesse Graves and Rita Sims Quillen, hosted by Johnson City Public Library)
Aug 4 2021
5 mins
The Beat: Bruce AlfordThe Beat: Robert Penn WarrenThe Beat: Chris TonelliThe Beat: Adelaide CrapseyThe Beat: Amy WrightThe Beat: Prince BushThe Beat: David Baker
David Baker is the author and editor of 18 books, including 12 books of poetry. His most recent book is Swift: New and Selected Poems, published by W. W. Norton.  Baker teaches at Denison University and he frequently serves on the faculty of the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. He is the Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.   "Swift" is used with permission by the author. Links: https://files.captivate.fm/library/f7e70651-8396-44ea-9c9e-dc6efc1ce75e/swift-david-baker.pdf (Read "Swift" by David Baker) http://www.davidbaker.website/ (David Baker’s Website) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/poetry-that-bears-witness-to-a-changing-natural-world ("Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural World,” a review of Swift: New and Selected Poems in The New Yorker) https://www.tupeloquarterly.com/an-oboe-at-night-among-trees-a-conversation-about-poetry-with-david-baker-curated-by-victoria-chang/ (Interview at Tupelo Quarterly) https://www.vqronline.org/people/david-baker (Poems and Essays at Virginia Quarterly Review Online ) https://www.amazon.com/Swift-Selected-Poems-David-Baker/dp/0393358178/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1616017264&sr=8-1 (Swift: New and Selected Poems at Amazon.com ) https://www.cornell.edu/video/poetry-reading-by-david-baker (David Baker reading at CornellCast) Music: "https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/field-report-vol-vi-bayocean-instrumental/just-a-memory-now-instrumental (Just A Memory Now (Instrumental))" by https://www.soundofpicture.com/ (Chad Crouch) is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (CC) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (BY NC 4.0) with modifications
Apr 27 2021
4 mins
The Beat: Tyler Mills
Tyler Mills’ poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Guardian, The New Republic, and others. She’s published two books and has two chapbooks forthcoming. Mills teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and she edits https://theaccountmagazine.com/ (The Account,) an online literary magazine. Look for Tyler Mills’ books in our online catalog or call us at the Reference Desk at Lawson McGhee Library. Today's poem, "Oak," appeared in the January 2021 issue of Poetry Magazine. You can read the poem on the https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/154981/oak-5fd041ae9d0e0 (Poetry Foundation's website) or in the links below. Links: https://files.captivate.fm/library/ee82ed5a-3da0-4aa2-b48d-b1de45006f21/tyler-mills-oak.pdf (Read "Oak" by Tyler Mills) https://tylermills.com/ (Tyler Mills’ website) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tyler-mills (Bio and poems at the Poetry Foundation) https://lithub.com/the-poetic-half-life-of-one-familys-nuclear-history/ (“The Poetic Half-Life of One Family’s Nuclear History: Tyler Mills on Her Grandfather's Role in the Bombing of Nagasaki” in Literary Hub ) https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-62922-105-2 (Review of Hawk Parable at Publishers Weekly) https://pinwheeljournal.com/poets/tyler-mills/ (Poems at Pinwheel) https://blackbird.vcu.edu/v13n1/poetry/mills_t/index.shtml (Poems in Blackbird )  https://www.tupeloquarterly.com/tag/tyler-mills/ (Introduction, reviews, and visual art at Tupelo Quarterly) Music: https://tylermills.com/ (")https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/field-report-vol-vi-bayocean-instrumental/just-a-memory-now-instrumental (Just A Memory Now (Instrumental))" by https://www.soundofpicture.com/ (Chad Crouch) is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (CC) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (BY NC 4.0) with modifications
Apr 20 2021
3 mins
The Beat: Cintia SantanaThe Beat: Maurice ManningIntroducing a new series: The BeatUninhabitable Earth: Life After WarmingDopesickSubvert the culture of contemptJulie Gautreau indicts profiteering prisonsFracking's financial fragilityCatastrophe as an "act of human"A slow town wreck