Jeff Daniel Marion grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee, and now lives in Knoxville. From 1969 until his retirement in 2002, he taught creative writing at Carson-Newman College, where he was poet-in-residence, director of the Appalachian Center, and editor of the Mossy Creek Reader. He has published seven collections of poetry and prose, including Tight Lines, Vigils: Selected Poems, The Chinese Poet Awakens, Letters Home and Ebbing & Flowing Springs: New and Selected Poems and Prose, 1976–2001 (Celtic Cat Publishing, 2002), winner of the 2003 Independent Publisher Award in Poetry and named Appalachian Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writer’s Association. In addition, he has published four chapbooks and his children’s book, Hello, Crow, was published by Orchard Books in 1992. His poems have appeared widely in many journals and anthologies, and his fiction has appeared in Now and Then, Appalachian Heritage, and The Journal of Kentucky Studies.
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