Monday, December 03, 2012

[179] Tennessee poet's legacy revisited on 'MTSU' On the Record'

FOR RELEASE: Nov. 30, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,

MURFREESBORO—A little-known East Tennessee poet, considered by some to be among the South’s literary giants, is the subject of the next “MTSU On the Record.”

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Randy Mackin, an associate professor of English at MTSU and author of “George Scarbrough, Appalachian Poet,” will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Scarbrough, a Polk County native who died in 2008, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for his book “Invitation to Kim.” James Dickey, author of “Deliverance” and former Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress, said, “Anyone who gives himself without reserve to George Scarbrough’s poems will find his life renewed.”

The interview also highlights the Tennessee Literary Project in a discussion with former TLP intern Derrick Hill, an MTSU senior.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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