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March 10, 2012

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Library to Host Acclaimed Poet Bobby C. Rogers The Friends of the Library will host poet Bobby C. Rogers at their Noon Book Review on Thursday, April 5th, at the Jackson Madison County Library downtown. Roger’s book Paper Anniversary won the 2009 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in fall 2010. It has just been nominated for the 2012 Poets’ Prize. He has been three times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he won the Greensboro Review Literary Prize in Poetry for 2002. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Image, Epoch, Puerto del Sol, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Southwest Review, Sou’wester, Nimrod, Cimarron Review, Southern Humanities Review, Washington Square, Meridian, Grist, and many other magazines. His prose has been anthologized in two recent collections: From Line Break to Fast Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball and Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs. In summer 2011 he was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His critical writing includes essay/chapters published in casebooks on the poetry of Denise Levertov and May Sarton. In February 2012 he was featured as artist of the month on the Image magazine website. Rogers grew up in McKenzie, Tennessee and was educated at Union University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in creative writing. Currently, he is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He lives in Memphis with his wife and son and daughter. Friends of the Library holds monthly Noon Book Reviews. Poetry, journalism and fiction are among the genres represented by diverse writers they have hosted. Coffee and dessert are provided by the Friends of the Library. Patrons may bring a sack or box lunch with them to enjoy during the review. For more information, call the Jackson Madison County Library at 731-425-8600.

Calling All Artists to The Art of Compassion

RIFA needs your help in meeting the needs in our community and creating brighter tomorrows for the people we serve. RIFA is looking for artists to join us for The 2nd Annual Art of Compassion arts festival benefitting RIFA on Friday & Saturday, June 1-2, 2012, in conjunction with the Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival. The Art of Compassion arts festival is open to artisans selling their own handcrafted and original art. Booth applications are available online at and at the RIFA office in downtown Jackson. Booth fee is $25 for those registered by May 1, and $35 after May 1. Booth fees include two free armbands for entry into the Blues Fest. Demonstration artists are also encouraged to register and will receive a free vintage Blues Fest t-shirt. The arts and crafts festival will be held on Baltimore St, in Downtown Jackson, between Highland Avenue and Liberty St. Arts Festival Times: Friday, June 1, 4pm - 9pm & Saturday, June 2, 4pm - 9pm RIFA is a local Christian non-profit organization which addresses the needs of the low income population through RIFA Soup Kitchen, Life Enrichment, Thrift Store, Food Bank, Home Repair, transportation for the low-income elderly, and many other programs. For more information contact Jenni Thorn 731.427.7963 or

Recipe by Gandys Mobile Seafood Market

Fresh Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mullet, Trigger, Flounder, Salmon, Whole Florida Catfish and Catfish Fillet. Sea Scallops, Bay Scallops, Alligator, Frog Legs, 8 ounce Florida Lobster Tail, Royal Reds, 26-30 shell on Shrimp, 26-30 pealed and clean Shrimp, 16-20 shell on Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Soft Shell Crabs, Tuna Dip, Mahi Mahi, Whole Flounder, #1 Snow Crab Legs, Tilapia, Clams and Crab Claws (fingers). We have also cooked up 60 lbs. of spicy boiled crawfish and 20 lbs. of boiled shrimp. Thanks for ya'll support, Chuck & Chantel of Gandy’s Mobile Seafood Market located at the Downtown Farmers Market in Jackson, TN

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