Today, I’m excited to share that poet Jesse Graves’ latest poetry collection, Merciful Days, is available. I’ve had the pleasure of attending readings and workshops he has led, and I always learn something to improve my craft.
Jesse is a Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Among his numerous awards, he received a Book of the Year Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association for his first published collection, Tennessee Landscape with the Blighted Pine. He is the first poet to win the Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association more than once.