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Poet James E. Cherry
Alabama book Festival
Montgomery, Alabama


Poets Chris Abani & James E. Cherry
University of Memphis
Lamubth, Jackson, Tennessee

Nikki Giovanni

Poets James E. Cherry & Nikki Giovanni
Bolivar, Tennessee



Poets James E. Cherry & Derrick Harriell
University of Memphis @ Lambuth



Poets James E. Cherry with Fiction Writer Cary Holladay
Jackson Madison County Library



Poetry reading
Barnes & Nobel - Nashville, Tennessee



Poets James E. Cherry, Mitchell Douglas & Lita Hooper
Alabama Book Festival



Poets James E. Cherry & Frank X Walker
Jackson Madison County Library
Jackson, Tennessee



Poet James E. Cherry & fiction writer Benjamin Saenz
Jackson, Tennessee



Novelist William Gay  & Poet James E. Cherry
(10/27/1941 - 02/23/2012)
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville TN
October 15, 2011


Poet James E. Cherry & Novelist Valerie Martin
Key West Literary Seminar
Key West FL
January 12, 2012


James E.Cherry and Bill Brown

                                                         Poet James E. Cherry &
Poet Bill Brown
                                                                  Southern Festival of Books
                                                                      Nashville Tennessee
                                                                          October 10, 2009

Yusef Komunyakaa and James E. Cherry

                                                                   Poet Yusef Komunyakaa
                                                                  Key West Literary Seminar
                                                                     Key West Florida
                                                                           January 14, 2010

Tim Wise and James E. Cherry

                                                                           Author Tim Wise
                                                                  Jackson Madison County Library
                                                                     Jackson Tennessee
                                                                           January 16, 2010

James E. Cherry

                                                                          Poetry Reading
                                                                  Key West Literary Seminar
                                                                     Key West Florida
                                                                           January 14, 2010


                                                                              Book Signing
                                                                  Southern Festival of Books
                                                                     Nashville, Tennessee
                                                                           October 10, 2009




                    ATLANTA - (April 23, 2012)


James E Cherry has been nominated for a 2012 Lillian Smith Book Award for his collection of short fiction, Still A Man and Other Stories. The award is sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, an inter-racial organization founded in 1919 to combat racial injustice in the South. SRC initiated the Lillian Smith Book Awards shortly after Smith’s death in 1966. Internationally acclaimed as author of the controversial novel, Strange Fruit (1944), Lillian Smith was the most liberal and outspoken of white, mid-twentieth century Southern writers on issues of segregation, social and racial injustice. Winners will be announced in September.

Cherry, a Jackson native, is the author of four books. His collection of poetry, Honoring the Ancestors, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El
Paso. Copies of Still A Man and Other Stories are available on the web or at local bookstores.





                  James Cherry, A.B. Spellman and Karen Spellman



LOS ANGELES - (January 7 2009) James E Cherry's collection of poems,
Honoring the Ancestors, has been nominated for a 2009 NAACP Image
Award. Published by Third World Press, Honoring the Ancestors pays
tribute to people, places and events that have shaped Cherry's
artistic development. The book was released in June 2008.

Others nominated in the Oustanding Literary Work-Poetry catagory are:
Nikki Giovanni, A.B. Spellman, Cornelius Eady and Yusef Komunyakaa.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and
performances of people of color in the arts as well as those
indivduals or groups who promote social justice through their creative
endeavors. Winners will be announced at the 40th NAACP Image Awards
Show on February 12th in Los Angeles with the ceremonies broadcast
live on FOX Networks.

Cherry, a fiction writer as well, is the author of Shadow of Light, a
novel. Both books are available on: or at



       Norman Jordan and James E. Cherry

                                                                     Poet Norman Jordan
                                                                           (1938 - 2015)

                                             Pre-Image Award Reception February 8, 2009
                                                           Home of Ron and Judy Pennel
                                                                   Jackson, Tennessee

                    JAMES E. CHERRY DAY - February 3, 2009


             James E. Cherry Day

                                   "James E Cherry Day"   February 3, 2009
                                                           Jackson City Council City Hall
                                                                      Jackson, Tennessee


                                                            Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage
                                             Printer's Row Book Fair
, Chicago, June 7, 2008

     Randall Horton and James E. Cherry

                                                                       Poet Randall Horton
                                                                    New Haven Connecticut
                                                                           August 26, 2009


                                                                     Interview with Book TV
                                                                  Southern Festival of Books
                                                                       War Memorial Plaza
                                                                       Nashville Tennessee
                                                                          October 11,  2008


                                                                Reading from Shadow of Light
                                                                  Southern Festival of Books
                                                                    Tennessee State Capitol
                                                                        Nashville Tennessee
                                                                           October 11, 2008          

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