Butka at Sewanee Spoken Word

Arts & Entertainment

Brenda Butka, a widely published Nashville poet, will be the leadoff reader at the Tuesday, Oct. 8 session of Sewanee Spoken Word. 

Butka, who’s also a retired Vanderbilt pulmonologist, has had her work anthologized by Annals of Internal Medicine. That journal awarded her “Intensive Care” its top poetry prize in 2017. Literary journals such as The Florida Review and The Threepenny Review have also featured her work.

Sewanee Spoken Word is a free celebration of creative writing at the Blue Chair Cafe. It occurs at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of most months. Co-hosts include local writers Brooks Egerton, Naomi Buck Palagi and Michael Cimino-Hurt.

For more information, or to sign up for a reading slot, please see <www.facebook.com/FogPoets>.