Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English, is the author of Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Prize; Live from the Homesick Jamboree; The Brass Girl Brouhaha; and the chapbooks Bloodline and The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and a Zone 3 Poetry Award. A collection of essays she edited with Karen McElmurray—Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia—was published in 2015. New poems are forthcoming or have recently been published in The Baffler, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Southern Cultures, and other magazines. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. Blevins’s books will be for sale, and a reception will follow the reading.
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