New Release: Jesse Graves, Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine

Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine
Jesse Graves

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10th Anniversary Expanded Edition

First released in 2011, Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine was the debut poetry collection from Tennessee poet Jesse Graves and was awarded the 2011 Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College, the Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association, and the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing.
 
The poems in Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine take part in many of the traditions of lyric poetry, including elegies for lost loved ones, odes to the beauty of family and the natural world, expressed through a range of poetic forms and techniques.
 
The 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition includes twelve new poems and an introduction by Matthew Wimberley.

Jesse Graves has been awarded the Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College (2011), Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association (2014), and Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing (2015)

Jesse Graves grew up in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, where his ancestors settled in the 1780s. He is the author of several books, including Tennessee Landscape with Blighted PineBasin GhostsSpecter Mountain, and has edited several volumes of poetry and scholarship, including The Southern Poetry Anthology and Conversations with Robert Morgan.

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