Ars Poetica: Knoxville Reads Poetry

Join us for Ars Poetica: Knoxville Reads Poetry on Sunday, April 29  from 2:00 to 4:00 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street. In celebration of National Poetry Month, various Knoxvillians will read poems of their choosing and share why those works are meaningful to them. Knoxville Poet Laureate R. B. Morris will provide introductory remarks and read from his work.

Meet the performers

In addition to Morris, readers for Ars Poetica include City Councilwoman Seema Singh Perez, City Court Judge John Rosson, County Commissioner Evelyn Gill, Sundress Academy’s Creative Director Erin Elizabeth Smith, and members of Knox County Public Library staff, among others. Readers will read from poetry in Knox County Public Library's collection, and some poets will read from their own work. Meet the performers


The deadline has past and the contest is over. Thanks to everyone who submitted a poem they love; the winner will read the poem they wrote about at Ars Poetica.