2019 AUTHOR LINEUP
We are thankful for the authors who have offered to come to the Heartland Book Festival. You can find information about the authors and their books they will be selling at the book festival. Come on out to meet them and find the books you'd like to read.
Award-winning poet, playwright, columnist and civic journalist, Constance Alexander believes that poetry has the power to shine a light on public policy issues like caregiving. She has published works in many genres, and received a Governor’s Award in the Arts in 2014 for her work in media.
Matthew Brennan has written five volumes of poetry and two chapbooks. He was a finalist for Best Books of Indiana, as we as winning the Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. His poems have appeared in such journals as Sewanee Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Heartland Review.
Ted Higgs currently teaches Latin, Italian, and Greek history at Maryville College in Tennessee. He is a retired Army officer and a linguist, having worked and translated in both Modern Greek and Italian. He has also taught at the US Military Academy, the University of Maryland, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, and the University of Kentucky.
Plank by Plank
Pamela Hirschler’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, and she was a 2018 finalist for The Heartland Review’s Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Drew University, and is past president and webmaster for the Kentucky State Poetry Society and a former board member of the Green River Writers. After a 20-year career in information technology, Pamela lives with her husband in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Tom C. Hunley is a professor in the MFA/BA creative writing programs at Western Kentucky University. His work has appeared in many literary periodicals, such as TriQuarterly, Five Points, North American Review and New York Quarterly. He is the author of several poetry collections and lives in Bowling Green, KY.
Trish Lindsey Jaggers is an award-winning Kentucky poet, educator, social activist, feminist, amateur photographer, vintage/antique collector, and has published in numerous literary magazines, journals, books, zines, and anthologies. An assistant professor of English at WKU, she teaches composition, literature, and creative writing.
LIBBY FALK JONES
Libby’s poems have been included in many national and regional journals and anthologies. Professor Emerita at Berea College where she taught creative writing, Jones is past president of Kentucky State Poetry Society.
Above the Eastern Treetops, Blue
Clay Matthews has published poetry in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, and Gulf Coast. His most recent book, “Shore”, was recently released from Cooper Dillon Books. Clay is an Assistant Professor of English at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.
Yvonne Morris works as a Writing Staff Instructor and adjunct faculty member for the Arts and Humanities Division at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She has assisted in the publication of The Heartland Review for 18 years and is its Associate Editor. “Mother was a Sweater Girl” is her first chapbook.
Mother was a Sweater Girl
Nina grew up in Lviv, in Western Ukraine, and holds advanced degrees in linguistics and creative writing. As a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, she has served in Lithuania, Canada, and Russia. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Ekphrasis and The Harpoon Review.