R.B. Morris is a poet and songwriter, solo performer and band leader, and a sometimes
playwright and actor from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has published books of poetry
including Early Fires (Iris Press),Keeping The Bees Employed, and The Mockingbird
Poems (Rich Mountain Bound), and music albums including Spies Lies and Burning
Eyes, and his most recent solo project Rich Mountain Bound. He wrote and acted
in The Man Who Lives Here Is Looney, a one-man play taken from the life and work of
James Agee, and was instrumental in founding a park dedicated to Agee in Knoxville.
Morris served as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in- Residence at The University of
Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of
Fame in 2009. He currently lives in Knoxville with his wife and daughter.