Marilyn Kallet lives in Knoxville, TN and has served as director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee since 1986. She is the author of eight books, including three volumes of poetry, as well as anthologies, essays and translations. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Sulfur, New Letters, Many Mountains Moving, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Sport Literate, and The Denver Quarterly. Her latest books are How To Get Heat Without Fire (1996), and Sleeping With One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival, co-edited with Judith Ortiz Cofer (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1999). She is poetry editor of the magazine Appalachian Life, and the literary journal New Millennium Writings.
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