For release: September 10, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Poet, essayist, and musician Terry Hummer will open the fall River City Writers Series
at the University of Memphis with three events Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22 and
23. Hummer will read from his work at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 in the University Center’s River
On Sept. 23 he will conduct an interview at 10:30 a.m. and give a poetry workshop
at 5:30 p.m. Those events will be held in Patterson Hall, Room 456.
All River City Writers Series events are free and open to the public.
Hummer lives in Tempe, Ariz., where he teaches at Arizona State University. His published
works include The Infinity Sessions: Poems, The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry and the Anatomy
of the Body Politic, and Bluegrass Wasteland, as well as seven other books of poetry and prose. His upcoming work is Ephemeron: Poems.
Originally from Macon, Miss., Hummer grew up on a farm. His talents beyond the written
word include playing tenor and baritone saxophone in both rock ‘n’ roll and blues
bands. He also has been the editor of such prestigious journals as The Kenyon Review and The New England Review at Middlebury College.
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English, the Hohenberg
Foundation, the Creative Writing Club, and Richard Bausch, who holds the Moss Chair
For more information, email email@example.com or call 901-678-4692.