Time and Tradition: A Poetry Anthology is a creative work of the University Honors College published in conjunction with the celebration of Middle Tennessee State University’s 2011 Centennial. Its wonderfully evocative poems include many that are linked to the title themes of time and tradition. The graphically appealing 100-page volume encompasses sixty poems, many previously unpublished, and all authored by present or former faculty members and students of the Honors College. Contributing authors include D. Michelle Adkerson, Ronald Bombardi, Taffeta Chime, Philip M. Mathis, June Hall McCash, John R. Vile, and Kory G. Wells.
The philosopher Plato wrote, “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” It is with great pride that I commend this compilation of poetry entitled Time and Tradition, penned by alumni and faculty of MTSU’s University Honors College. These poems celebrate the many achievements made at this remarkable institution—now in its centennial year—and foretell a bright future as we move into our next century. I have read these poems with great attention, reflection, and gratification. I believe you will find the same enjoyment as you read this collection.
Sidney A McPhee, President
Middle Tennessee State University
The poems in this collection [are] …an eclectic assemblage that is sure to evoke not only memories but also new ways of thinking. Proceeds from Time and Traditon benefit student scholarships in the Honors College. Purchase a copy for personal use or as a gift, and recommend it to others.
Philip M. Mathis, Editor
Time and Tradition: A Poetry Anthology
As it looks toward the next hundred years of MTSU, the University Honors College is pleased to join in the commemoration of the centennial by offering this collection of poems.
John R. Vile, Dean
University Honors College