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In Stock! Reckoning: Tennessee Writers on 2020


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.

Available for pickup only at The Porch House.


Cate Bishop

Cruz Blanco

Kim Bundy

Nick Bush

Tiana Clark

Lisa Dordal

Kelly Dorgan

Brenna Feeney

Tyler Friend

Delaney M. Gray

Amy Nause Head

Rachel Holbrook

Cary Holladay

Thomas Hrycyk

Melissa Jean

Aaron Joel

Matt Knutson

Margaret Littman

Jenna B. Morgan

Kristie Helms Nettles

Jamie Quatro

Margaret Renkl

Kristin Robertson

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Aaron Herschel Shapiro

Carissa Stolting

Ryne Walker

Kory Wells

C. L. White

Marcus Wicker

Amy Wright

Yurina Yoshikawa

Edited by Susannah Felts, with assistance from K.K. Fox

Cover illustration: Laura Baisden, Camp Nevernice


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