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Tennessee Authors of Adult Fiction, Poetry & Drama: 1970s - Present > A-D
 

Abston, Connie / poetry and short fiction / Memphis

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
   

Accawi, Anwar / native of Lebanon, lives in LaFollette

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  

Adams, Deborah / fiction / Route 4, Box 664 Waverly, TN 37185

  • Beginning blasphemies 1990
  • All the crazy winters 1992
  • All the great pretenders 1992
  • All the dark disguises 1993
  • All the hungry mothers 1994
  • All the deadly beloved 1995
  • All the blood relations 1996
  

Alhamisi, Ahmed Akinwole / poetry / b. Savannah, 1940 / grew up Oak Ridge / African American

  • Holy ghosts 1972
  • Guerilla warfare: newer poems 1970
  

Allen, Mary / poetry / b 1941 Nashville, lives Franklin

  • Reflections of the heart 1992
  

Allen, Robert H. / poetry / Appalachian region

  • Simple annals: 200 years of an American family 1997
 

Allison, Helen Thomas / 3628 E. Mallory Avenue, Memphis 38111-5204 / poetry / inspirational works / childrens books / named Poet Laureate by the Poetry Society of Tennessee in 1992

  • The elf man's joke (juvenile) 1984
  • Right down the middle of the highway (stories) 1992
  • Billy Butter (juvenile) 1997
  • P.S. -- Postscripts (poetry) 1997
  • Little elf men and pink fairies (juvenile) 2000
 

Alther, Lisa / fiction / b. Kingsport, resides Vermont

  • Kinflicks 1976
  • Original sins 1981
  • Other women 1984
  • Bedrock 1990
  • Five minutes in heaven 1996
 

Ames, J. Morris / poetry (African American) / Memphis?

  • On libra rising 1991
 

Anderson, Douglas / native of TN / playwright

  • Short timers 1981
 

Anderson, Kemmer / poetry / Chattanooga (McCallie School)

  • Poem sightings at Hunting Island
  • A compass reading for Ithaca
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Anderson, Vivian Cullum / poetry / Nashville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Ansay, A. Manette / fiction / Nashville (Vanderbilt)

  • Vinegar Hill (novel) 1994
  • Read this and tell me what it says 1995
  • Sister 1996
  • River angel 1998
  • Midnight champagne 1999
 

Armistead, Bob / fiction / Franklin

  • Never to quit (1993)
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  • (novel forthcoming)
 

Armstrong, Tom C. / poetry / Nashville

  • Poetry peddlers 1984
  • Work in words 1993
  • Word whys from the would-pile 1992
  • Loving words and gentle barbs from Cupid's arrow 1993
  • Bytes and bites: with a bark or two for good measure 1995
  • Gift wrap 1997
  • Bottom lines and other curves 1999
 

Arnold, Edward Ronny / fiction (novels) / Nashville

  • Rebecca 2002
  • The Lepers 2002
  • Rashida 2003
  • The Ram of God 2003
  • The Tenth scroll 2003
  • Plato's dream 2005
  • La Ley del reemplazo 2005
  • George's flag 2007
  • The Harvesting of Joseph Victorio 2010
 

Arnow, Harriette L. / fiction (novels) / b. KY, lived Cumberland National Forest

  • The weedkillers daughter 1970
  • The Kentucky trace 1974
  • Old burnside 1977
  • Between the flowers 1999
 

Austin, Willie Cameron Clark / poetry / White County

  • My folk poetry 1996
 

Autry, James A. / poetry

  • Nights under a tin roof 1983
  • Life after Mississippi 1989
 

Avant, Hilda / Short anecdotal pieces / Chattanooga?

  • To chase a dream 1983
 

Awiakta, Marilou (see Thompson, Marilou)

 

Bailey, Anne Howard / 1924- / operas, librettos / Memphis / [TV scripts, 1956-1972]

  • Rachel (music drama)
 

Baird, John / fiction / Cosby

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Baldwin, Juanita / fiction / Suntop Press, P.O. Box 98 Kodak, TN 37764-0098

  • Callico tree 1992
  • Murder in Dumplin Valley 1994
 

Barks, Coleman / fiction, poetry / native Tennessean

  • The juice (poetry) 1972
  • Gourd seed 1993
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Barnett, Jan / native of Unicoi County

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Barr, Charlotte / 1942- / poetry / b. Knoxville / lived Chattanooga, Nashville, Bell Buckle

  • Sister woman 1989
  • The Bell Buckle years 1992
 

Bart, Teddy / Nashville

  • The mensh (novel) 1975
 

Bates, Scott / poetry / Box 1263 735 University Ave. Sewanee, TN 37375-1000

 

Battle, Gerald N. / poetry, religious books / Nashville

  • The last bouque
  • The last bouquet and other poems 1973
 

Baxter, Tamara M. / Blountville (NE State Tech. Comm. College)

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence / poetry / 1913- / lived Memphis

  • Selected poems 1970
  • Moon in Jefferson Street 1974
  • River cycle #4 1975
 

Behrend-Akard, Linda / fiction / east Tennessee native, lives Bristol

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Belcher, David E. / Loudon, TN / poetry

  • "Hand Tools" in Now & Then 13 (1996), p. 8
 

Bell, Linda R. / poetry / Knoxville

  • January summers
  • Love puzzles 1982
 

Bell, Madison Smartt / short fiction, novels / Native of Williamson County

  • The Washington square ensemble 1983
  • Waiting for the end of the world 1985
  • Straight cut 1986
  • The year of silence 1987
  • Zero db and other stories (short fiction) 1987
  • Soldier's joy 1989
  • Barking man and other stories (short fiction) 1990
  • Doctor sleep 1991
  • Save me, Joe Louis 1993
  • All souls rising 1995
  • Ten Indians 1996
  • Master of the crossroads 2000
 

Bensko, John / 1949- / poetry / Rhodes College, Dept. English 2000 N. Parkway Memphis, TN 38112

  • Green soldiers 1981
  • The waterman's children 1994
  • The iron city: poems 2000
 

Ber, Musa / poetry / b. Memphis 1950 / African American

  • poems in You better believe it (Penguin, 1973)
 

Bissell, Sallie / fiction / Nashville

  • In the forest of harm 2001
 

Blair, Jeanette / poetry, fiction / b. Milan, grew up Humboldt / resides Mt. Juliet

  • poems in Homewords 1986
 

Blalock, Willadeene / poetry, memoirs / Smoky Mountains

  • See: Parton, Willadeene
 

Blaser, Ronna Wineberg / fiction / Nashville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Blaylock, Ronald K. / fiction / Crossville

  • Charity's Reward 2002
 

Blume, Nancy Fletcher / Williamson County

  • Cast iron days
 

Boatner, Patricia S. / fiction, drama / MS native, lives in Lenoir City

  • All our tomorrows (novel)
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Bontemps, Arna / fiction, poetry / librarian at Fisk 1943-1955 / history, essays, pre 1970 literary writing

  • The old south (short fiction) 1973
  • Personals (poetry) 1973
 

Bowen, Carl E. / poetry / Memphis

  • My little gift to god 1986
 

Bowers, John / fiction / grew up East Tennessee

  • The colony 1971
  • No more reunions 1973
  • In the land of nyx 1984
  • story in Homewords 1986
 

Boyd, Nellie Phifer / poetry / Cookeville

  • Pleasure and pathos: poems 1986
 

Bradley, Jane / fiction / b., raised Chattanooga

  • Power lines (stories) 1989
  • Living doll 1995
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Bradley, Michael R. / fiction

  • To live and die in Dixie: true tales retold (stories) 1992
 

Bridges, John / 1950- / anecdotal pieces / Nashville

  • Keeping up 1993 (originally published in the Nashville Scene)
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Broadbent, Judith Ann Parrish / poetry / Williamson County

 

Brooks, James L. / poetry, videorecordings, screenplays / Route 11, Box 33, Timberidge Jonesboro, TN 37659

 

Brown, Bill / poetry / native of west TN, lives Greenbrier

  • Holding on and letting go 1990
  • What the night told me
  • Art of dying 1996
 

Bryant, Katherine / fiction / Nashville (TN State University)

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Bull, Emma / fiction

  • Finder (science fiction/mystery)
  • War for the oaks 1987
  • Bone dance (science fiction)
  • The princess and the lord of night (fantasy) 1994
 

Callahan, Jeff / poetry / Knoxville

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Campbell, Will D. / fiction, religious works, memoirs, race relations works

  • Brother to a dragonfly (novel) 1977
  • The glad river (novel) 1982
  • Cecilia's sin (novella) 1983
  • The convention (novel) 1988
  • Chester and Chun Ling 1989
  • The pear tree that bloomed in the fall (juvenile) 1996
 

Cannon, Melissa / poetry, drama / b. NH, grew up in TN / 141 Neese Dr. #E-19 Nashville, TN 37211 / former ed. Cats Eye

  • Sister fly goes to market (poetry) 1980
  • piece in Homewords 1986
 

Caron, D. Phillip / poetry / b. Arkansas, grew up in Antioch, TN

  • Eagles and other prey (poetry and prose about his experience in Vietnam)
 

Carson, Jo / 1946- / drama , short fiction, children's books / Johnson City

  • Stories I ain't told nobody yet 1989
  • A preacher with a horse to ride (drama) 1990
  • Pulling my leg: story 1990
  • Daytrips (drama) 1991
  • People pieces
  • The last of the "waltz across Texas" and other stories 1993
  • Whispering to horses (drama) 1996
 

Carroll, David Donald / poetry / Memphis

  • New York 1993
 

Cater, Catherine / poetry / African American (Fisk faculty member)

 

Cawood, Chris / fiction / Kingston

  • TN Coal Creek wars 1995
  • The year of the beast 1996
  • How to live to 100 and enjoy it 1996
  • Carp 1997
  • The spring of '68 1998
 

Champlin, Tim / westerns / 1937- / Nashville

  • Summer of the Sioux 1982
  • Shadow catcher 1985
  • Flying eagle 1989
  • King of the highbinders 1989
  • Dakota gold 1994
  • Colt lightning 1995
  • The last campaign 1996
  • The survivor 1996
  • Deadly Season 1997
  • Staghorn 1998
  • Swift thunder 1998
  • Tombstone conspiracy 1999
  • Lincoln's ransom 2000
  • Treasure of the templars 2000
  • Wayfaring strangers 2000
  • A trail to Wounded Knee 20010
  • Shadowcatcher 2001
 

Chandler, Jim / poetry, fiction / born in McKenzie

  • work in Desert Poet 1978/1980
  • work in Glyph 1981
  • Kid Games (book) 1984
  • work in Open 24 Hours 1984
  • work in Parnassus 1984
  • work in Rawbone 1984
  • work in Impetus 1984-1985/2002
  • work in Planet Detroit 1985
  • St. Louis Blues & Other Poems (book) 1985
  • work in Baltimore Sun Sunday magazine 1986
  • work in Burnt Orphan 1986
  • work in Bouillabaisse 1994
  • work in Window Panes 1994
  • work in Peshekee River Poetry 1999/2000
  • The Word Is All There Is (book) 1999
  • work in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry anthology 1999
  • work in Savoy 1999
  • work in Red Rock Review anthology 2000
  • work in Lost Highway anthology 2000
  • work in Journal of Modern Writing 2001
  • work in Butcher's Block 2000/2001
  • featured poet Concrete Wolf 2001
  • work in The-Hold 2000-2002
  • Inside Jazz (book) 2003
  • Smoke & Thunder 276-page collection 2003
  • A Touch of Jazz (book) 2004
  • Hillbilly Noir (short story collection) 2004
  • work in Pressure Press Anthology 2006
  • work in Ocho 2006
  • Parallel Blues (novel) 2006
 

Charters, Samuel Barclay / fiction / lived Memphis

  • Jelly Roll Morton's last night at the Jungle Inn 1984
  • Louisiana black: a novel 1986
  • Elvis Presley calls his mother after the Ed Sullivan show (novel) 1992
 

Cheek, John / fiction / Nashville

  • The shadow of the rose 1989
 

Chesney, Billie B. / short fiction / Kingsport

 

Cheuse, Alan / b. NJ / lives Knoxville / fiction

  • Candace and other stories 1980
  • The bohemians (novel) 1982
  • The grandmother's club (novel) 1986
  • The light possessed (novel) 1990
  • The Tennessee waltz and other stories 1990
  • Lost and old rivers (stories) 1998
 

Christianson, Kevin / poetry / Tennessee Technological University, Department of English, Box 5053 Cookeville, TN 38505

  • Seven deadly witnesses 1971
 

Clayton, Joy / fiction / Vanderbilt University, Department of English, Nashville, TN 37235

  • The pleasures of Babel 1994
 

Clouse, Loletta / fiction / 1948- / Knoxville librarian

  • Wilder (novel) 1990
  • The Homesteads (novel) 2002
 

Cockrell, Pearl Hand / poetry / b. AL / lived Chattanooga

  • Sing on, America 1976
  • Of men and seasons: poems 1978
 

Collins, Leslie Morgan / poetry / African American / Fisk faculty member

 

Coffman, Lisa / poetry

  • "Maps" in Now & Then 12 (1995), p. 41
  • "Pulled down" in Now & Then 13 (1996), p. 20
  • Likely: poems 1996
 

Collin, Louise / poetry, short fiction / Williamson County

  • Falling Water Valley
  • A place for love
  • Birdsong Road 1999
 

Compton, Ralph / westerns / b. AL, lives Madison

  • The chisolm trail 1992
  • The goodnight trail 1992
  • The bandera trail 1993
  • The western trail 1993
  • The Shawnee trail 1994
  • The Virginia City trail 1994
  • The California trail 1994
  • The Oregon trail 1994
  • The dawn of fury 1995
  • The killing season 1996
  • North to Bitterroot 1996
  • The autumn of the sun 1996
  • The border empire 1997
  • Across the Rio Colorado 1997
  • Six guns and double eagles 1998
  • The old Spanish trail 1998
  • Devil's Canyon 1998
  • Death rides a chestnut mare 1999
  • The Green River trail 1999
  • Skeleton lode 1999
  • The shadow of a noose 2000
  • Whiskey River 2000
  • Dawn of fury 2000
  • Demon's pass 2000
  • Riders of judgement 2001
  • Clarion's call 2001
 

Conaway, James / fiction / 1941- / b. Memphis

  • The big easy 1976
  • The Texans 1976
  • World's end 1978
 

Conroy, Richard T. / former Knoxvillian / fiction (murder mysteries)

  • The India exhibition 1992
  • Mr. Smithson's bones 1993
  • Old ways in the new world 1994
 

Cook, Howard / fiction / Athens

  • Swifter than eagles 1980
  • The weed and the winter solstice: a novel 1988
 

Cook, Gary W. / short fiction

  • The old man 1987
  • Oakseeds: stories from the land 1993
 

Cooper, William E. / fiction / Knoxville

  • The lonely tree 1983
 

Corn, James F. / 1894- ca. 1989 / Cleveland / fiction , history

  • Farewell the hills 1971
 

Cothran, Hazel M. / poetry / Nashville

  • The observer 1973
 

Courtney, Richard / fiction / 1954- / Nashville resident

  • I never saw a beatle (novel) 1987
 

Cowser, Robert / poetry / University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee 38238

  • Backtrailing 1990
 

Cox, Elizabeth / fiction, poetry / Chattanooga native, lives Durham, N.C.

  • Familiar ground (novel) 1984
  • The ragged way people fall out of love : a novel 1991
  • Night talk 1997
 

Crow, Ethel / poetry / Nashvillian

  • A flower unfolding 1987
 

Currotto, William F. / poetry, Brer rabbit tales / Memphis

  • Rhymes from sweet apple (poetry) 1985
  • Dynamite Billy in folklore tales 1990
  • Tales and poems from Sweet Apple 1997
 

Damerow, Gail / fiction, editorial work / b. Colorado, lives Jackson County

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Daniel, David / poetry / Murfreesboro

  • piece in Homewords 1986
 

Danner, Margaret / poetry / poet in residence, LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, TN 38126

  • The down of a thistle (poems and prose) 1976
 

Davis, Kiernan / fiction / Lookout Mountain

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Dennis, Stephanne / fiction, romance / Harrison, TN

  • Raven's Song 2004
 

Depta, Victor M. / poetry, short fiction / University of Tennessee at Martin, Department of English, Martin, TN 38238

  • The creek (poetry) 1973
  • The house (poetry) 1978
  • A doorkeeper in the house (poetry) 1993
 

Dickey, James / poetry, fiction / former Nashvillian

  • Deliverance (novel) 1970
  • The eye beaters (poetry) 1970
  • Stolen apples (poetry) 1971
  • God's images (poetry) 1977
  • Falling, May Day sermon and other poems 1981
  • The strength of fields (poetry) 1979
  • Intervisions (poetry) 1983
  • Night hurdling (poetry, essays) 1983
  • Puella 1982
  • The central motion (poetry) 1983
  • Alnilan (novel) 1987
  • Bronwen: a poem in four parts 1986
  • The eagle's mile 1990
  • The whole motion: collected poems 1992
  • To the white sea (fiction) 1993
  • James Dickey: selected poems 1998
  • The James Dickey reader 1999
 

Donald, D. J. / mysteries / teacher University of Tennessee, Memphis

  • Cajun nights 1988
  • No mardi gras for the dead 1992
 

Dorr, Roberta Kells / fiction

  • The queen of Sheba (novel) 1990
  • Solomon's song (novel) 1989
  • Abraham and Sarah, the long journey 1995
 

Dorris, Frieda Beasley / poetry / 1920- / b. Arkansas, flourished Memphis

 

Drake, Robert / short fiction / 1930- / b. Ripley, lived Knoxville

  • The burning bush and other stories 1975
  • Survivors and others (stories) 1987
  • My sweetheart's house (memoirs and fiction) 1993
  • The man: a hero for our time 1995
  • What will you do for an encore and other stories 1996
  • The picture frame and other stories 2000
 

DuPree, Don Keck / poetry, fiction / University of the South Sewanee, TN 37375

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Durchholz, Eric / fiction / Nashville

  • The promise of Eden 1999
  • The famulous second coming 2000
 

Dycus, Frances Webb Hillsman / poetry / Centerville

  • The blue buck banner 1974
  • The heart's true worship 1975
  • Take time now
 

Dykeman, Wilma / 1920- / history, fiction / b. NC / lives Newport / state historian

  • Return the innocent earth 1973


Updated April 16, 2010

 

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