Kory Wells

Poet & Writer, Advocate, and Murfreesboro Poet Laureate in Tennessee

Kory Wells

Poet & Writer, Advocate, and Murfreesboro Poet Laureate in Tennessee

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Hi! Here are some links I'm currently promoting on social media, followed by a bit more about me.

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New seasonal poems: "Getaway" at Typishly and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Christmas Tree" at Remembered Arts.

The next #PoetryInTheBoro is Sunday evening, March 11. Details on Facebook.

I write about local poets and poetry events in The Murfreesboro Pulse. Here's the Feb. edition.

The local League of Women Voters recently hosted a candidate forum for the State Senate District 14 Special Election. Watch it here, and vote on March 13!

--- About me ---

"When I was young I wanted to go to the moon / but I've only made it to Milwaukee," begins my poem So Long to the Good Old Moon. The poem reflects my philosophy about love and finding contentment in life - even when things don't work out quite like you planned.

I really did want to be an astronaut when I was young, but I was way too nearsighted for NASA standards. Luckily, I also wanted to be a teacher, a country music singer, an architect, and... well, something different each day of the week.

Years later, I still have widely varied interests. But after more than 20 years in insurance analytics and technology, I'm now focused on my work as a poet and advocate for arts, democracy, afternoon naps and other good causes. I'm the principal founder and curator of Poetry in the Boro, a monthly reading and open mic series, and am serving as inaugural poet laureate of Murfreesboro, TN, as part of the city's new Arts Laureates program.

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  • #poetry
  • #reading
  • #writing
  • #genealogy
  • Work
    • Mentor, MTSU Write
  • Education
    • Middle Tennessee State University - B.S., M.S.