Poet Jesse Graves and novelist Charles Dodd White will appear at Northeast State March 27 for afternoon and evening readings. The programs are set for 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Basler Library, Room L106, and are free and open to the public.
Jesse Graves was born and raised in Sharps Chapel, Tenn., where his ancestors settled in the 1780s. His poems and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Southern Quarterly, Connecticut Review and other journals, anthologies, and collections. The Texas Review Press recently published his poem collection: Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine. Graves teaches writing and literature classes at East Tennessee State University, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Literature and Language.
Charles Dodd White was born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1976. He currently lives in Asheville, N.C. where he teaches English at South College, and is on the creative writing staff of the Hindman Settlement School’s Appalachian Writers Workshop. He has been a U.S. Marine, a fishing guide and a journalist.
White is author of the novel, Lambs of Men and the story collection, Sinners of Sanction County. He also serves as co-editor of the contemporary Appalachian anthology, Degrees of Elevation. His fiction has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, The Collagist, Fugue, Night Train, North Carolina Literary Review, PANK, and Word Riot.
The Basler Library is located at 2425 Highway 75, Blountville, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport. For information, 423.354.2463 or by e-mail at capeters@NortheastState.edu.