Judy Loest, a Knoxville, Tennessee resident, was born in Virginia in 1947. She earned an MA in English from the University of Tennessee in 1998 and is the author of the chapbook After Appalachia (2007). A regular blogger, her work has been featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column, on American Public Media’s On Being, and in the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion program on public transportation in the Twin Cities.

Loest is the co-editor of the anthology Knoxville Bound: A Collection of Literary Works Inspired by Knoxville, Tennessee (2004). 

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