John Gardner: Writer and Teacher

How to Die

The Orbiting Self: Reentry Problems of the Transcending Self, or Why It Is That Artists and Writers, Some Technologists, and Indeed Most People Have So Much Trouble Living in the Ordinary World

Looking Back at the First Story

The Necessity of Misreading

The Symbol of the Archaic

The Southern Writer and the Great Literary Secession

Poetic Gold

Jesse Graves is co-editor of “Contemporary Appalachia,” volume 3 of The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2010). His first poetry collection was Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine (2011), published by the same press, and his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner and Connecticut Review, among other journals. An assistant professor of English at East Tennessee State University, Graves grew up in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, in a community his German ancestors settled in the 1780s.

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