10th Annual Henrietta Jenkins Memorial Poetry Reading: Bobby C. Rogers
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Oct 12, 2018
Where: Appalachian Cultural Center
Bobby C. Rogers’ first book, Paper Anniversary, was awarded the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts’ Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing, and was nominated for the Poets’ Prize. In 2016, his book, Social History was published by LSU Press in their Southern Messenger Poets Series. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trusts, and was named a Witter Bynner Fellow at the Library of Congress by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. His poems have been included in several anthologies, most recently the Knopf Everyman’s Library Poems of the American South. His prose publications range from the Denise Levertov entry in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts to biographical essays collected in From Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball and Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs. He is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Union University in Jackson, TN.