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RB Morris, poet, singer, songwriter, musician, and playwright, hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980ís he edited an arts and literary tabloid, Hard Knoxville Review, which attracted a cult following in this country and in Europe. He is widely published as a poet. He also wrote a one-man play, The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony (1992), taken from the life and work of writer James Agee, and recently played Agee in productions of the play both at the University of Tennessee and at the Cornelia Street Café in NYC. In recent years Morris has been a celebrated recording artist. His CDs include Local Man, Take That Ride, Knoxville Sessions, Zeke and the Wheel, and Empire. Morris is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee.

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