Dr. Justin Wymer has joined the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as an assistant professor of poetry and creative writing, filling a big hole left by his predecessor, Dr. Richard Jackson.
The 2023 Meacham Writers’ Workshop will take place Sept. 21-23 at various UTC campus locations and off-campus at Stove Works (1250 E. 13th St. in Chattanooga). The program, which is free and open to the public, consists of readings, panels and workshops with the goal of creating an informal setting where well-known writers from around the country, local writers, students, novice writers and their readers can freely and equally exchange ideas, works and readings.
From the pages of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine: A tribute to Richard Jackson, an English department professor who recently retired after a remarkable 46-year career.
Richard Jackson, UT National Alumni Association Distinguished Service professor, says being chosen “means a great deal.”
UTNAA Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Richard Jackson, with UTC alumni and current students, as well as distinguished American poets, recently teamed up to produce The Heart’s Many Doors. The collaborative effort features poems by American poets responding to prints by Slovene artist Metka Krasovec.
Dr Richard Jackson, UTNAA Professor of English, is publishing his eleventh book of poetry, Out of Place.