For release:February 22, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Poet and essayist Wyatt Prunty will open the spring 2010 River City Writers Series at the University
of Memphis Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4. He will read from his work March 3 at
6 p.m. in Mitchell Hall Auditorium and will be available for an interview March 4
at 1 p.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 456. Both events are free and open to the public.
Prunty has published eight books of poetry, including Unarmed and Dangerous and Since the Noon Mail Stopped. His newest collection is The Lover’s Guide to Trapping. Prunty’s poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and American Scholar. He is the Ogden D. Carlton Professor of English at the University of the South and
directs the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Tennessee Williams Fellowship and
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the Student Events Allocation Committee,
Richard Bausch, the Moss Chair of Excellence, Public Service Funds, the Department
of English, the Hohenberg Foundation and the Creative Writing Club.
For more information, call 901-678-4692.