The SAFTA Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series that is held monthly at 2PM at Hexagon Brewing Co. just outside of downtown Knoxville.
Rae will be reading with Maggie Blake Bailey and Katherine Bell.
Past performers have included Ada Limón, Chen Chen, Kathy Fagan, James Arthur, Emilia Phillips, Tiana Clark, Karen Skolfield, Amy Wright, Michael Robins, Chad Davidson, T.A. Noonan, Karen Craigo, Joseph Bathanti, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, and Jasmine An.
Tongue & Groove is a modern day salon held like a house concert in an old mansion. Usually about 60 folks are in attendance. The doors open at 5pm for nibbling, conversation, and BYOB drinks. The salon starts right at 6pm and is over at 8pm. Typically 7 writers and poets are features along with some live music.
Rae Hoffman Jager will be reading with Sara Wagner, a recently published poet by Five Oaks Press. Her poetry has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, Alyss, IDK Magazine, Reservoir, The Wide Shore, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Fox Cry Review, and Arsenic Lobster, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her poetry has also been supported by a SAFTA residency and a merit scholarship from the Juniper Institute. She holds a BFA from BGSU, and an MA in literature from NKU. She lives in Cincinnati with her filmmaker husband Jon and their children, Daisy, Vivienne, and Cohen, where she teaches at Xavier and Northern Kentucky University.
After the reading, there will be music by a live band.
Rae Hoffman Jager will be reading a poem she wrote in response to Wislawa Szymborska's poem, "Under One Small Star."
Listen to poems by Rae Hoffman Jager, Katelyn Delvaux, and M. Brett Gaffney.
Katelyn Delvaux teaches writing and literature in St. Louis, MO and serves on the poetry staff of Rivet. She was the recipient of Wichita State University’s Poetry Fellowship (2013) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar (2016). Her most recent publications and interviews may be found in Menacing Hedge, Split Lip, Driftwood Press, Barn Owl Review, Off the Coast, and Slice magazine.
M. Brett Gaffney holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University and is co-editor of Gingerbread House. Her poems have appeared in Exit 7, Rust+Moth, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, Rogue Agent, Apex Magazine, and Zone 3, among others. Her poetry chapbook, Feeding the Dead, is available from Porkbelly Press.
Reading takes place at the Listing Loon, a small bar & bottle shop nestled in Northside.
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