VMI Professor to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2020—Lt. Col. Julie Phillips Brown, associate professor of English and fine arts at Virginia Military Institute, will be featured on public radio’s With Good Reason Dec. 12-18, in an episode titled “Writing Through.”

On the show, Brown discusses her recent manuscript of poems, Chimera, drawing connections between the mythological Chimera and motherhood, and exploring how poetry reveals what makes us uniquely human. Brown’s debut collection of poems, The Adjacent Possible, won the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize for environmental writing and will be published by Green Writers Press in 2021.

In Lexington, the show will air Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. on WMRA 89.9 FM. In Charlottesville, it can be heard at the same times on WMRA 103.5 FM, and also at 2 p.m. Sunday on Radio IQ 88.5 FM. In Harrisonburg, With Good Reason will air Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. on WMRA 90.7 FM.

In addition to Brown, other writers heard on this episode include poet and writer Louis Gallo, of Radford University; playwright Ivan Rodden, of Christopher Newport University; and poet Caseyrenée Lopez, of John Tyler Community College.

With Good Reason is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Audio files of the full program and its companion news feature will be posted later in the week to the With Good Reason website.



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