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About Tomi Wiley (38 Articles)
Tomi L. Wiley is the Poetry and Short Fiction Editor for Sweatpants & Coffee.com. She has written and edited for media including Southern Living and Oxford American magazines, has been published in the literary anthologies Milk & Ink: a Mosaic of Motherhood, Telling Tales, Maypop and the Southeast Review, has coordinated panels for the Southern Festival of Books, spoken on the creative writing process at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a past president of the Tennessee Writers Alliance. She lives in Knoxville, where she is writing her first novel with the help of lots of wine, goat cheese and the Barefoot Contessa.

Poetry Corner | Red Snow

December 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

But your fleece was so warm, that day in the snow. You lay unalarmed by all the children in large school buses, passing so quickly, voices just whispers behind frozen glass. [...]

A Lesson in Lyric Form | Poetry Corner

July 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

You don’t have to be a poet to love the lush lyrics of finely wrought words – but poets do know how to link them, how to pluck out the soft, deft pieces to stitch [...]

Poetry Corner I Final Call

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Final Call For Jodi   Pelicans pulse the air, glide low over the ocean. Surf trembles, trenches the pebbled shore, saw-toothed rocks disappearing — tide coming in. [...]

Why We Loved Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The first message I saw when I awakened was from Sweatpants & Coffee’s managing editor, Jordan Rosenfeld. It said, “Maya Angelou has died (and I’m crying).” [...]
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