Tyrone Jaeger to speak at Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Conference on October
CONWAY, Ark. (October 5, 2022) — Hendrix College
English-Creative Writing professor and prize-winning author Dr. Tyrone Jaeger
will be the featured speaker at the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas
(PRA) annual Poetry Day Conference on Saturday, October 15, in
Jaeger is the author of Radio Eldorado (Braddock
Avenue Books, 2020), the story collection So Many True Believers and the
cross-genre novella The Runaway Note. His writing has appeared in
journals such as the Oxford American, Southern Humanities Review,
High Desert Journal, and The Literary Review. He received the
distinguished Porter Fund Literary Prize, an Arkansas Arts Council Individual
Artist Grant in Novel Writing, the Theodore Christian Hoephner Award, and the
Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Poetry Day is the main poetry event in Arkansas and designed
to enrich and inspire students, writers, and friends of poetry throughout the
state. Each year the conference honors Arkansas Poet Laureate Rosa Zagnoni
Marinoni (1953-1970). As a result of her efforts to promote poetry in Arkansas,
Governor Ben Laney proclaimed October 15, 1948, the first annual Poetry Day in
For more information on the PRA Poetry Day Conference, visit www.poetsroundtableofarkansas.org/events.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college
in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of
the country’s leading liberal arts institutions and is featured in Colleges
That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.
Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix
as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.