Poetry Night with Maria James- Thiaw and Marilyn Kallet

Read It Again Bookstore is excited to welcome Maria James- Thiaw and Marilyn Kallet to our new weekly poetry series. Maria and Marilyn are old friends. This should be a fun and lively conversation about poetry, craft and common interests.

Maria James-Thiaw, M.S., MFA

is an award-winning poet, performer, playwright, and professor. Her publications include poetry and reviews in several literary journals such as New Letters, Cutthroat Journal of the Arts, One Trick Pony Review, and Black Magnolias as well as a spoken word CD entitled FREEverse, many anthologies, and the collections Windows to the Soul (Shippensburg UniversityPress, 1999), Rising Waters (Shippensburg University Press, 2003), Talking “White” (postDada Press, 2013), and her choreopoem Reclaiming My Time: An American Griot Project, which sold out 6 times in March 2018.

With Reclaiming My Time director, Janet Bixler, Maria James-Thiaw has begun a new venture: Reclaim Artist Collective, a soon-to-be nonprofit organization that will serve marginalized communities, emerging artists and schools with affordable theater and literary arts programming, wellness retreats, and creative workshops.

Marilyn Kallet

Marilyn Kallet is serving her second term as Knoxville Poet Laureate. She has published 8 books, including How Our Bodies Learned, The Love That Moves Me, and Packing light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press. She has translated Paul Eluard’s Last Love Poems and Benjamin Péret’s The Big Game. Dr. Kallet is Professor Emerita at the University of Tennessee. She mentors poetry groups for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, in Auvillar, France. Her poetry has appeared recently in New Letters, Plume, One and North American Review. Poetry is forthcoming in Cutthroat, 101 Jewish Poems for the New Millennium, and New Voices, an anthology of contemporary voices confronting antisemitism.

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Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:00pm

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Talking
$10.95
ISBN: 9781475979770
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Published: iUniverse - March 8th, 2013

How Our Bodies Learned Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997172546
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Published: Black Widow Press - January 15th, 2018

Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival Cover Image
By Aleida Rodríguez (Contribution by), Alice Friman (Contribution by), Amy Fraser (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780820321530
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Published: University of Georgia Press - November 1st, 1999

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ISBN: 9780985612283
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Published: Black Widow Press - March 16th, 2013

Packing Light: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780981808802
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Published: Black Widow Press - January 1st, 2009

Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780976844938
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Published: Black Widow Press - July 20th, 2006

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Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans - January 1st, 2005