Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:00pm

Live - in person - at the Oxford Old Armory Pavilion

Health protocols will be in place including socially distanced seating and masks when needed. Lawn chairs and picnics welcome. Bring family and friends and join us!

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In his debut collection How to Read, Thomas Richardson argues that the human journey is a lifelong exercise in understanding our world. This elusive goal-further complicated by the poet's Southern origins-takes shape through juxtapositions of irreverence with serious theological exploration, and love with the lurking presence of death. Richardson's compelling poems suggest we are never finished learning how to read.

About the Author

Thomas Richardson is a teacher and author of the poetry collection How to Read (Friendly City Books, 2021). Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and raised in Columbus, Mississippi, Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and Mississippi University for Women. His poetry often focuses on teaching and learning, religion, and the South. Other writing interests include new media, humor, and sports journalism. He has also served as an editor for Ponder Review and Dirty Paws Poetry Review. Richardson currently teaches at The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, where he resides with his wife Hillary, son Emmett, and their pets.

Air times:
Thursday, Sept. 9 – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi
Saturday, Sept 18 – 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting
9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio
3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thursdays 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi
Fridays 9 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio

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Old Armory Pavilion
How to Read Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578871400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Friendly City Books - May 4th, 2021