Six members of Vanderbilt English faculty to participate in Oct. 12 reading

Six members of Vanderbilt University’s Department of English faculty will give a joint public reading on Friday, Oct. 12.

Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Tony Earley, Mark Jarman, Lorraine Lopez and Alice Randall will read from their work beginning at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of Buttrick Hall on the Vanderbilt campus.

The reading is free and the public is invited. It will be recorded and posted as a podcast to VUCast, the website of Vanderbilt News Service at

Bachmann, a senior lecturer, has published poems in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review and Prairie Schooner. She is the book review editor of The Southern Review. Daniels, associate professor of English, has published books of poetry including Four Testimonies: Poems, The White Wave and The Niobe Poems.

Earley is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English. His books include the novel Jim the Boy, short story collection Here We Are in Paradise and the essay collection Somehow Form a Family: Stories That are Mostly True. Jarman, the Centennial Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program, has published nine books of poetry including Epistles in 2007.

Lopez, assistant professor of English, is the author of the short story collection Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories and the novel Call Me Henri. Randall is the author of the novels The Wind Done Gone and Pushkin and the Queen of Spades. She has also written screenplays and country music songs including the Trisha Yearwood hit “Xxx’s and Ooo’s (An American Girl).”

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS

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