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Hendrix Professor and Award-Winning Author to be Featured Conference Speaker

Dr. Tyrone Jaeger to speak at Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Conference on October 15, 2022


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 Benton, Arkansas.

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 Arkansas.

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