Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is one of North Carolina’s most prolific writers.  His long list of credits includes fiction, short stories, poetry, and criticism. He was born in Canton, a small town in western North Carolina.  He attended Duke University and was a beloved professor of English for 40 years at UNC-Greensboro.  He served as North Carolina’s […]

Writing Without Fear: Poetic Language in Tim Peeler’s “Knuckle Bear”

Essay by Patrick Bizzarro One of the most interesting features of Tim Peeler’s Knuckle Bear is the language spoken by the three characters who enact, through thought processes revealed in the poems they speak, the drama of their social relations. Here is an example of that language and the hierarchy of power it constructs in […]