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Aimee Nezhukumatathil, 2016-2017 Grisham Writer in Residence.

It is with great joy that we announce the 2016-2017 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Aimee Nezhukumatathil!

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the ForeWord Poetry Book of the Year Award; At the Drive-In Volcano … [Read More...]

Death Match

Literary Death Match Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 7p.m. at The Powerhouse.

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Sarafest, Saturday, September 19th, 12p.m. at The Powerhouse

Sat. Sept. 19: noon, The Powerhouse.  The MFA Program partners with Sarah Isom Center for Gender Studies to present one of the events of … [Read More...]

Hawks on Wires

Dave Smith



Derrick Harriell


The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly


The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura Gray-Street

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Open House

by Beth Ann Fennelly “With its high spirits, its love of textures of different kinds of writing . . . [this] is an immensely lively performance.” —Robert Hass


Poachers: Stories

  by Tom Franklin             In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, a world… [Continue Reading]



by Ann Fisher-Wirth


True Blood

by Chris Offutt


10 Moons and 13 Horses

by Gary Short Gary Short’s new collection is the work of a mature poet at the peak of his powers, confident of his ability to speak of human betrayal and the fragility of life without bitterness or cheap sentiment, to find poignancy in loss and exaltation in the outwardly mundane. His voice is lyrical, tough,… [Continue Reading]


Shut Up, Ugly

Jack Pendarvis


M.F.A. Video