Adam VinesMarch 4, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) -Belhaven's Creative Writing Departmentwill host poet Adam Vines for a reading of his published works on Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre.

Part of the department's Visiting Writer Series, this event open to the public and will include a time for questions about the art of writing and poetry. Earlier that day Vines will host writing workshops, lectures, and will spend time with creative writing majors.

Vines is the author of three books of poetry - Lures (LSU Press, forthcoming 2022), Out of Speech (LSU, 2018), and The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012). He has published poetry in the Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, and Poetry, among other journals.

In 2008, he was named the Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His collection The Coal Life was nominated for The Poet's Prize in 2014.

He earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He then receivedhis M.F.A. from the University of Florida in 2006, where he also taught and earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University Writing Program in 2005. He is now an assistant professor at UAB, where he teaches poetry writing workshops and earnedthe Core Teaching Award from the UAB English Department in 2008.