The Mockingbird, East Tennessee State University's student-created art and literature magazine, presents our seventh annual Robert "Jack" Higgs reading as part of the Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative. Professor Higgs, among many notable achievements at ETSU, served as the first faculty sponsor of The Mockingbird.
This year, we are pleased to present Linda Parsons. A staged reading of her play Light Years: A Journey with Alzheimer's by ETSU acting students will be the final event of the 2020 Spring Literary Festival.
Linda Parsons coordinates WordStream, WDVX-FM’s weekly reading series, with Stellasue Lee and is the reviews editor at Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. She has contributed poetry to The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, Shenandoah, and Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, American Life in Poetry,among many others. Parsons is the copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee, and writes social justice plays for the Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee. Candescent is her fifth poetry collection (Iris Press, 2019).