Poetry Reading By Daniel Anderson Will Be March 6 At Sewanee

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

Poet Daniel Anderson will read at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. Mr. Anderson will read from his new collection, The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel, and will sign copies during a reception following the reading.

Poet Maurice Manning says Mr. Anderson’s new collection “is a jolting and beautiful book, one I will go back to again and again.” This fall, Mr. Anderson will be a Senior Tennessee Williams Fellow and will teach a workshop in poetry at Sewanee.

In addition to his new collection, Mr. Anderson is the author of two other books of poetry, Drunk in Sunlight and January Rain. His work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The Yale Review, Harper’s, the New Republic, the Sewanee Review, The Best American Poetry, and Southwest Review, among other places. Anderson also edited The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov. His honors include a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bogliasco Foundation. He currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon and is a regular faculty member of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee School of Letters.

All are invited to join the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Department of English to celebrate Mr. Anderson’s new collection and welcome a longstanding member of Sewanee’s writing community back to the Mountain.



Omega Phi Alpha To Host Pajama Run For Project 541

The national service sorority Omega Phi Alpha, Sigma Chapter at UTC, will host a 5k Pajama Run on Saturday, April 8, at 9 a.m. This event will be held on UTC's campus to help fund-raise and promote awareness for Project 541.  Project 541 is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting and empowering girls and young women in an impoverished region of Honduras. It ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Woman Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   She was identified as  Dana Shunice Palmer, 45, of St. Elmo.   Ms. Palmer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail from the Chattanooga Police Department on Feb. 14 on a public Intoxication charge. She was transferred from the jail to CoreCivic ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)