Distinguished poet and professor Earl S. Braggs will perform a reading of his poetry at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the McGriff Alumni House in Sewanee.
Braggs is the Herman H. Battle Professor of African American Studies, as well as creative writing and Russian literature, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He has published six volumes of poetry, including Hat Dancer Blue, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
His novel, Looking for Jack Kerouac, was a finalist in the James Jones First Novel Contest. His teaching awards include the UTNAA Outstanding Teacher Award and two Student Government Association Outstanding Professor awards.
A light reception and book signing will follow.