For The Pages

For The Pages podcast aims to get inside writers’ processes, writing goals, inspirations and obstacles. Writers will come from in and around Lubbock as well as those who come to Texas Tech University to visit and/or speak. 

A native of Alabama, Dennis Covington was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1995 for “Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia.”

In 1996 he won the Boston Book Review's Anne Rea Jewell Non-Fiction Prize.

Covington's work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Vogue, Esquire, Redbook, the Georgia Review, and the Oxford American. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis, an award-winning American poet who was born in Texas.

Francis is currently an associate professor in the department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she continues to write poetry.

She is also an associate editor of Callaloo (journal), and a faculty member at the 2018 Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she taught writing and poetry at North Carolina State University among other colleges and universities.

Barry Lopez is a well-known and highly respected author, essayist, and short story writer. His writing has often been compared to Henry David Thoreau. In 1986 he won the National Book Award for his nonfiction book “Arctic Dreams,” and was a finalist for the award in 1980 for “Of Wolves and Men.”

In 2003, Lopez became Texas Tech’s first Distinguished Visiting University Scholar. He visits campus twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.