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Tiana Clark, Edgar Kunz, and Anders Carlson-Wee Reading

Friday, March 22, 2019,

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  • Location: Buttrick Hall • 390 24th Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: 101

Sponsored by the Department of English, Vanderbilt Creative Writing

Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series

Tiana Clark is the author of the forthcoming debut 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 Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Clark is the winner of a 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. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2015, Lenny Letter and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University.
Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (W.W. Norton, 2019). His work has appeared in BuzzFeed, The Nation, Tin House, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, The Sun, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His debut chapbook, Dynamite, won the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Bread Loaf, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Minneapolis.
Edgar Kunz is a poet from New England and author of the debut collection Tap Out, forthcoming from Mariner / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in spring 2019. A 2017-2018 NEA Fellow and former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, his poems appear widely, including in Ploughshares, Agni, New England Review, Narrative, Gulf Coast, and the Best New Poets series. He lives in Baltimore, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Goucher College and teaches in The Newport MFA, the low-residency graduate program at Salve Regina University.