Driving into the Deep South with my Demon and Other Poems
the Deep South with my Demon and Other Poems is an
online collection of poetry by Luke Powers. The poems are copyright
2001 and 2002 by Phoebe Claire Publishing, LLC, all rights reserved.
BIO Luke was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1962. He attended the McCallie School, graduating as valedictorian in the class of 1980. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a John Motley Morehead Scholar, graduating with Honors in English in 1984. He continued his studies at UNC, receiving a Master's degree in Folklore in 1986. He then attended Vanderbilt University as a University Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in English in 1990; the subject of his dissertation was the literary legacy of poet/visionary William Blake.
Luke teaches English and Folklore at Tennessee State University, an historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1996 he was recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year at TSU. He currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Jackie O'Keefe and their daughter Phoebe Claire.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Some of these poems have appeared in print publications such as The Vanderbilt Review, Trans: A Journal of Spiritual Discovery, Number One, In Other Words, Relationships, The Brownstone Review, Echoes: A Magazine of Creative Communication, Whispers in the Wind, Versus, The Cotton Boll/Atlanta Review.
Others have appeared in online magazines such as Prairie Poetry <http://www.prairiepoetry.org>, The Art of Poetry <http://www.ariztlan.org>, Conspire <http://www.conspire.org>, The Melic Review <http://www.melicreview.com> and Poetry, Art & Word <http://www.poetry-n-word.com>.
ORDER Many of these poems appear in an illustrated chapbook entitled Spiritual Exercises, which is available for $10.00 plus $2.00 for shipping and handling. To order, send check or money order for $12.00 made out to Luke Powers at the address below:
c/o Phoebe Claire Publishing
Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 9523
Nashville, TN 37209
You can contact Luke via the email address below: