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Samples, Henry / fiction / native of Greeneville

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  

Sawyers, Darlene / poetry / African American / 1049 Scovel Street Nashville, TN 37208

  • Living in shadows 1985
  

Sax, Sam / poetry / Memphis

  • Teardrops in sand 1987
  

Scarbrough, George / 1915- / fiction, poetry

  • New and selected poems 1977
  • Invitation to Kim 1989
  • A summer ago (novel) 1986
 

Schenk, Anita Allen / Knox County

  • Thunder rock 1974 (?)
 

Scott, Wanda Brown / poetry / Eastern Tennessee

  • Feeding among the lilies 1988
 

Seaton, Sandra / drama / native of Columbia, TN; lives Michigan (Central Michigan University)

  • The bridge party (drama) published by Indiana University Press in Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women (1998)
  • "From the Diary of Sally Hemings" Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2001. Introduction by William Bolcom.
  • "Sally Hemings in Performance". Stagebill, Program Notes, March 2001.
  • "Sally Hemings at the Herbst Theatre". Stagebill, Program Notes, April 2001.
 

Seeman, Ernest / fiction / Tumbling Creek

  • American gold (novel) 1978
 

Settle, Mary Lee / fiction, childrens books

  • The clam shell 1971
  • Prisions 1973
  • Blood tie 1977
  • The killing ground 1982
  • The scapegoat 1980
  • Celebration 1986
  • Charley Bland 1989
  • Choices 1995
 

Shearer, Jeff / fiction / Nashville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Shirley, Patricia / poetry / Knoxville

  • Pearl 1986
  • Dear Flora Mae and other stories 1987
  • Mary Pearl Kline 1990
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Shoaf, Diann B. / poetry / 1957- / lives Nashville

  • Hurricane walk 1992
 

Shockley, Ann Allen / fiction / Nashville (Fisk University)

  • Say Jesus and come to me (novel) 1982
  • Loving her (novel) 1986
  • Black and white of it (stories) 1990
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Simonton, Robert / poetry / b.MS, lives Memphis / former ed. Poetry Society of TN yearbook

  • Natchez sonnets 1986
 

Skinner, Margaret / fiction / native of Memphis

  • Old Jim Canaan (novel) 1990
  • Molly Flanagan and the holy ghost (novel) 1994
  • Little Walter
 

Slaughter, Pamela / mysteries? / Nashville

  • Ravished 1983
 

Smith, Arthur / poetry / University of Tennessee, Department of English, Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Elegy on Independence Day 1985
 

Smith, Helen Craig / fiction / Linden

  • For ever the twain shall meet 1997
 

Smith, Ken / fiction

  • Decoys and other stories 1985
 

Smith, Lee / b.VA, lived Nashville / fiction

  • Something in the wind (fiction) 1971
  • Fancy strut (novel) 1973
  • Black mountain breakdown (novel) 1980
  • Cakewalk (novel) 1980
  • Oral history (novel) 1983
  • Family linen (novel) 1985
  • Me and my baby view the eclipse (stories) 1990
  • Fair and tender ladies (novel) 1989
  • The devil's dream (novel) 1992
  • Saving grace 1995
  • The Christmas letters: a novella 1996
  • News of the spirit (stories) 1997
 

Sorrels, Robert T. / 1932- / fiction / Knoxville (University of Tennessee)

  • The black top champion of Ickey Honey and other stories 1988
 

Spears, Dietlinde E. / b. East Germany (Poland today), lives Nashville / essays, autobiographical memoirs

  • Dietlinde's diary : turmoil to triumph 1980
  • Dietlinde : my four-dimensional life under Nazism, communism, republic, and democracy / 1983
  • Dietlinde's days : memorable moments / 1997
 

Speight, Richard / fiction / lives Nashville

  • Desperate justice (mystery) 1987
  • Triple jeopardy (mystery) 1990
  • The pancake man and friends (short fiction) 1992
  • Second helpings (short fiction) 1993
  • Fried egg sandwiches and other comforts of home (short fiction) 1995
  • Read one tonight and call me in the morning (stories) 1998
 

Spencer, Elizabeth / fiction / former Nashville resident, student and teacher

  • The snare: a novel 1972
  • Marilee: three stories 1981
  • The stories of Elizabeth Spencer 1981
  • The salt line 1984
  • Jack of diamonds and other stories 1988
  • The night travelers 1991
  • On the gulf 1991
  • Landscapes of the heart: a memoir 1997
  • The southern woman: new and selected fiction 2001
 

Spicer, David / poetry / Ion Books, P.O. Box 111327 Memphis, TN 38111-1327

  • The beasts remembered 1976
  • Paula and the lions 1980
  • Cowboy 1985
  • Flying underwear 1985
  • Beautiful strangers 1985
  • Everybody has a story 1987
 

Spillers, Hortense / fiction, criticism / Memphis

  • "Isom" (fiction) 1976 Essence Magazine award
 

Stallard, Bernard / poetry / Speedwell

  • Appalachian summer: the summer of the dulcimer 1975
  • The witch of Cumberland Gap 1981
 

Stanfill, Dorothy / fiction / ed. Old Hickory Review / 1585 Hollywood Dr. #B-10 Jackson, TN 38305

  • Katherine and the quarter mile drag (short fiction) 1978
  • A greater love 1985
 

Stanley, Milton / fiction / Oak Ridge

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Statham, George / poetry

  • Poetic justice: a rhyme crime 1996
  • Gunny's rhymes 1996
 

Steele, Leonard F. / fiction / Tennessee State Penitentiary prisoner

  • The search (novel) 1976
 

Stephens, Margaret / fiction

  • Brother's keeper, sister's child (novel) 1989
 

Stephens, Rosemary / short fiction, teen books / assoc. with Poetry Society of Tennessee / 64 North Yates Rd. Memphis, TN 38120 / b.GA, lives Memphis

  • Liberated (poetry) 1973
  • On the last day 1973
  • Eve's navel (poetry) 1975
  • The silver dollar mystery
 

Stern, Steve / 1947- / fiction / Memphis

  • Isaac and the undertakers daughter 1983
  • Hershel and the beast 1987
  • The moon and Ruben Shein (novel) 1984
  • Lazar Malkin enters heaven (short fiction) 1986
  • Mickey and the golem (juvenile) 1986
  • Harry Kaplan's adventures underground 1991
  • A plague of dreamers: three novellas 1994
  • The wedding jester 1999
 

Stewart, Claudia Watson / poetry / b. AR, lives Chattanooga

  • Penprints 1973
 

Stigall, John / poetry / Chattanooga (Chattanooga State Technical College)

  • Broken mirrors reflect the world 1990
 

Stipes, Sallie Sue / fiction, poetry / Rogersville

  • Backward glance 1972
  • Among the pines: a novel in verse 1978
  • As I remember it 1991
  • A little books of poems 1994
  • Cuffy 1996
  • Ranco: about birds and other things
 

Stuckey, Elma / poetry / b. Memphis, lives Chicago / African American

  • The big gate 1975
  • The collected poems of Elma Stuckey 1987
 

Summerville, James / fiction, history / Nashville

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • With Kennedy and other stories 1998
 

Swann, Bill / legal writer / Knoxville

  • piece (poetry) in Homeworks 1996
 

Tate, Allen / 1899-1979 / fiction, poetry, criticism / b.KY, lived Clarksville

  • Mr. Pope and other poems 1970
  • The swimmers and other selected poems 1971
  • Collected poems 1919-1976
  • The fathers and other fiction 1977
  • The golden mean and other poems 1979
 

Tate, Leonard L. / poetry / Grundy County

  • All the lost Octobers 1990
 

Tauscher, Donna / fiction / Nashville

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  • Hero for hire 1998
 

Taylor, Peter / 1917- / short fiction

  • Presences: seven dramatic pieces 1973
  • In the Miro district (stories) 1977
  • The old forest and other stories 1985
  • A stand in the mountains (stories) 1985
  • A summons to Memphis (novel) 1986
  • The collected stories of Peter Taylor 1986
  • The oracle at Stoneleigh Court (stories) 1993
  • In the Tennessee country (stories) 1994
  • The widows of Thornton (stories) 1994
  • The decline and fall of the Episcopal church (stories) 1995
 

Taylor, Robert Jr. / fiction

  • Fiddle and bow (novel) 1985
 

Thomas, Joyce Carol / poetry, fiction, plays / Knoxville / African American

  • Abyssinia (musical) 1991
  • When nightingales sing (drama) 1991
 

Thompson, Marilou B. (Awiakta, Marilou) / 1936- / childrens books, poetry / Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Memphis

  • Abiding Appalachia 1978
  • Always at home here : poems & insights from six Tennessee poets 1997
 

Thornkill, H. Greeley / fiction / Crossville resident

  • Dame (novel) 1985
 

Tickle, Phyllis / poetry / grew up Johnson City, lives Millington

  • Figs and fury 1976
  • Selections 1983
  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • poetry in journals and anthologies
 

Till, David / poetry / Clarksville

 

Tillinghast, Richard / poetry / b. Memphis, lives Ann Arbor

  • Sleep watch
  • The knife and other poems 1980
  • Our flag was still there 1984
  • Six Mile Mountain: poems 2000
 

Touster, Eva / poetry / b., lives Nashville / an editor of Cumberland Poetry Review

 

Turner, Charles / fiction / lives Memphis

  • The celebrant: a novel 1982
  • The turtle and the moon (fiction) 1991
  • Sometimes it causes me to tremble (fiction) 1998
 

Turner, Jimmie D. / poetry / Oliver Springs

  • TN bicentennial poetry "Coal Miners" under pseudonym Tennessee Hays Lord 1976
  • Forever now 1979
  • Cattails 1984
 

Turner, Ron / poetry / Nashville attorney

  • Man and god and other stuff 1991
  • My father, my sons, and me in between 1997
 

Tyler, Dan / fiction / Nashville

  • Music city confidential 1996
 

Underwood, Susan / poetry, fiction / Carson-Newman College

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Vaughn, Elizabeth Dewberry / fiction

  • Break the heart of me 1994
  • Many things have happened 1990
 

Vaughn, Maggi (Margaret Britton) / poetry / 1938- / b. Murfreesboro, lives Bell Buckle / Tennessee State Bard

  • 50 years of Saturday nights 1975
  • Grand ole Saturday nights 1990
  • The light in the kitchen window 1991
  • Kin 1994
  • Acres that grow stones 1996
  • Life's down to old women's shoes 1997
  • Bell Buckle biscuits (stories) 1999
  • The birthday dolly 2000
 

Venable, Sam / columnist / Knoxville native

  • Two or three degrees off plumb (reprinted from his Sentinel columns)
  • A handful of thumbs and two left feet (stories) 1985
  • One size fits all 1991
  • I'd rather be ugly than stupid 1996
 

Vice, Brad / fiction (stories) / b. Alabama, lives Knoxville

  • "Mojo farmer" in Georgia Review v. 50 (1996), pp. 56-59
 

Waage, Frederick O. / fiction / East Tennessee State University, Box 24292 Johnson City, TN 37614

  • Ministrone 1983
  • The end of the world 1977
 

Wagner, Jane / plays, TV, fiction / b. Morristown, 1935; lives Los Angeles

  • J.T. 1971 (juvenile fiction)
  • The incredible shrinking woman 1976 (play)
  • The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe 1986 (play)
  • Edith Ann: My life so far 1994 (fiction)
 

Walker, Beth / poetry / Rutherford County

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Warren, Robert Penn / 1905-1989 / fiction, poetry / b.KY, lived Clarksville and Nashville

  • Meet me in the green glen 1971
  • Selected poems 1972
  • World enough and time 1973
  • Selected poems 1976
  • A place to come : a novel 1977
  • Rumor verified (poetry) 1981
  • Now and then: poems 1978
  • Being here: poetry 1980
  • Chief justice of the Nez Perce 1983
  • New and selected poems 1985
  • Or else: poems 1985
 

Waters, Patricia / poetry / Athens

 

Weaver, Candace J. / poetry / Knoxville

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Weir, Cecelia / poetry / Memphis

  • pieces in The National Library of Poetry; newspapers, anthologies, magazines
  • I Am the Best of, That I Am
 

West, Michael Lee / fiction / Lebanon, TN

  • Crazy ladies (novel) 1990
  • She flew the coop (novel) 1994
  • American pie: a novel 1996
 

Wheeler, Penny Estes / lives Nashville

  • A time of tears and laughter 1971
  • Three for the show 1973
 

White, Alana / fiction

  • Come next spring 1990
  • Sky ranch
 

White, Joe Manchip / poetry, fiction / University of Tennessee, Department of English, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430

  • The game of Troy 1971
  • The maze 1972
  • The garden game 1973
  • Send for Mr. Robinson! 1975
  • Death by dreaming 1981
  • Fevers and chills: three extravagant tales 1983 (collects Nightclimber, The game of Troy and The garden game)
  • The last grand master 1985
  • Whistling past the churchyard: strange tales from a superstitious Welshman 1992
 

White, Lola / poetry / 5040 Villa Crest Drive Nashville, TN 37220

 

Whittle, Elizabeth and Doc Dockery / poetry / b.KS / Vista worker at Coker Creek / Dockery, a native of Coker Creek, lives Cleveland

  • One turn of seasons 1980
 

Wilkins, Regina / poetry / Memphis native

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Williams, Billy O. / poetry / Carroll County poet laureate / Box 607 McLemoresville, TN 38235

  • Country living 1990
  • Selected poetry
 

Williams, Don / fiction / Knoxville/Sevier County ?

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Williams, Joan / 1928- / fiction / Memphis

  • The wintering (novel) 1971
  • County woman (novel) 1982
  • Pariah and other stories 1983
  • Pay the piper (novel) 1988
 

Williams, Marcia / short fiction / Franklin

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Williams, Robyn / fiction / TSU graduate

  • Preconceived notions (novel) 1994
  • A twist of fate 1999
 

Williams, Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) / 1911-1983 / drama, poetry, fiction / Memphis

  • Small craft warnings (play) 1972
  • Eight mortal ladies possessed (stories) 1974
  • Cat on a hot tin roof (play) 1975
  • Androgyne: poems 1977
  • Eight plays 1979
  • A lovely Sunday for creve couer 1980
  • Clothes for a summer hotel: a play 1981
  • Stopped rocking (screenplays) 1984
  • Collected stories 1985
  • The red devil battery sign 1988
 

Wills, Jesse Ely / 1899-1977 / poetry / Nashville

  • Nashville and other poems 1973
  • Selected poems 1975
  • Diversity of interest 1976
 

Wilson, Becky Webb / short prose?

  • The pall 1974
 

Wilson, Etta / fiction

  • Music in the night 1996
 

Wilson, L. Lee / fiction / Pleasant View

  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Wilson, Leigh Allison / short fiction / b. Rogersville, lives NY

  • From the bottom up (stories) 1983
  • Wind stories 1989
 

Wilson, Norma / poetry / b., grew up, Clarksville, lives OK

  • Wild iris 1978
 

Wilson, W. Jerome / fiction / Memphis native

  • short fiction in Ploughshares 1993
  • short fiction in You've got to read this (Hansen & Sheperd) 1994
  • short fiction in African-American literature (Reed & Young) 1995
  • short fiction in Homeworks 1996
 

Wimberly, Clara / romance novels / Cleveland, TN

  • The emerald tears of foxfire manor 1990
  • Moonwatch 1990
  • Lady of the mists 1991
  • The ghostly screams of stormhaven 1992
  • Tomorrow's promise 1992
  • The jeweled heart of Rosemont 1992
  • Kentucky thunder 1993
  • The bride of Sea Crest Hall 1993
  • Ryan Blake's revenge 1993
  • When lilacs bloom 1993
  • Georgia on my mind 1994
  • Angel unaware 1994
  • Primrose 1994
  • Gentle hearts 1996
  • You must remember this 1996
  • Cherokee wind 1997
  • Wild river bride 1998
  • Beneath a Texas moon 2000
 

Winkler, Carol Lazarus / poetry / Nashville resident

  • Quiet reflections 1988
 

Witherspoon, Mary Elizabeth / fiction / 3722 Timberlake Rd. Knoxville, TN 37920

  • The morning cool (novel) 1972

Wolfe, Rubye / 1908- / poetry / Ooltewah

 

Womack, Steven / mysteries / Nashville

  • Murphy's fault 1990
  • Smash cut 1991
  • Dead folks blues 1993
  • The software bomb 1993
  • Torch town boogie 1993
  • Way past dead 1995
  • Chain of fools 1996
  • Dirty money 1998
  • Murder manual 1998
 

Wood, James Allen / poetry

  • Wandering lines 1993
 

Wooten, Paul T. / poetry / Wilson County

  • No longer hangs the fluted shade 1994
 

Wright, Charles / b. 1935 / poetry / b. Pickwick, grew up East Tennessee / Tennessee native, teaches UVA

  • Grave of the right hand 1970
  • Hard freight 1973
  • Bloodlines 1975
  • China trace 1977
  • Wright: a profile 1979
  • The southern cross 1981
  • Country music 1982
  • The other side of the river 1984
  • Zone journals 1988
  • The world of ten thousand things 1990
  • Chickamauga 1995
  • Black zodiac 1997
  • Appalachia 1998
  • Negative blue: selected later poems 2000
 

Wright, Don / fiction / Gallatin

  • The woodsman (novel) 1984
  • The captives (novel) 1986
  • The last plantation (novel) 1991
  • Gone to Texas 1998
 

Wright, Wanda / fiction / Franklin/Spring Hill

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Wyatt, Charles / poetry, fiction / 3810 Central Avenue Nashville, TN 37205

Yeager, Timothy H. / drama

  • Light across the water 1976
 

Yell, Rebel (homeless persons of Nashville) / Free River Press, RR 2, Box 96 Lansing, IA 52152

  • Hitchiker's dream (poetry) 1991
 

Yopp, Rubye Tennyson Simpson / 1924- / poetry / Hornsby, Bolivar, Memphis

  • In Hardeman 1973
 

Zager, Muriel K. / fiction / resides Bristol

  • Bystander (novel) 1992
  • The faithful 1996
 

Zerfoss, Thomas B. Sr. / poetry / Nashville

  • An odyssey 1987

 


Updated November 19, 2007

 

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