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Knoxville Poetry Slam - Feat. Wil Gibson

  • Open Chord Brewhouse 8502 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN, 37919 United States (map)

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Slam and Featured Artist

The night's featured poet, Wil Gibson was born from a good idea and a bottle of bourbon and raised in some of the poorest communities northern Illinois and eastern Arkansas have to offer.

He has had collections published with Moon Pie Press (Home and Other Places-2012), Sargent Press (A Couple’s Guide To Panic Attacks w/ Jen Jacques-2013), Great Weather for MEDIA (Harvest the Dirt-2015), and Swimming With Elephants Press (Quitting smoking, falling in and out of love, and other thoughts about death-2016), and coming in 2017, Unease at Rest with Chatterhouse PressHe has been published online and/or in print with Midwestern Gothic, Button Poetry, Radius, Opus, minor literature(s), Yellow Chair Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Marsh Hawk Review, Electric Cereal, and more, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net 2015.

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Earlier Event: September 12
Blackout Poetry Hosted By UT English Dept.
Later Event: September 27
Open Poetry Group - September