We are thrilled to bring you RECKONING: TENNESSEE WRITERS ON 2020, a collection of voices from around the Volunteer State on the tumultuous year that was 2020.
Supported by an Arts Resilience grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, RECKONING invites readers to bear witness to 2020 from diverse angles, from a front porch in Knoxville to a virtual classroom in Johnson City; from the tornado-ravaged neighborhood of East Nashville to the sidewalks of Memphis. These writers find surprising moments of joy and solace and humor in the midst of crisis, but they do not shy from expressing grief and acute longing. Their essays, stories, and poems give us vivid glimpses of an unforgettable year, one in which we were all challenged to reckon with ourselves, our sense of community and safety, our commitment to justice, and our place on this planet.
Coming in September. Pre-order your copy now. And stay tuned for launch party details; we look forward to celebrating with you!
Delaney M. Gray
Amy Nause Head
Jenna B. Morgan
Kristie Helms Nettles
Aaron Herschel Shapiro
C. L. White
Edited by Susannah Felts, with assistance from K.K. Fox
Cover illustration: Laura Baisden, Camp Nevernice