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Tennessee poet’s legacy revisited on ‘MTSU On the ...

Tennessee poet’s legacy revisited on ‘MTSU On the Record’

A little-known East Tennessee poet, considered by some to be among the South’s literary giants, is the subject of a recent “MTSU On the Record” on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org). 

Dr. Randy Mackin

You can listen to host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Randy Mackin, an associate professor of English at MTSU and author of George Scarbrough, Appalachian Poethere.

Scarbrough, a Polk County native who died in 2008, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for his book Invitation to Kim.

James Dickey, author of Deliverance and former Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress, said, “Anyone who gives himself without reserve to George Scarbrough’s poems will find his life renewed.”

The interview also highlights the Tennessee Literary Project in a discussion with former TLP intern Derrick Hill, an MTSU senior.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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