Staff Profile

Denton Loving, Director of Prospect Research,Co-Director of Mountain Heritage Literary Festival, Co-Editor of drafthorse literary journal

Job Description: Generates research for the Division of University Advancement to support the solicitation of prospective donors, analyzes geographic and industrial constituencies to identify prospective donors, and oversees the development of annual fund solicitations.  Directs planning and implementation of annual literary festival.  Manages submission process and oversees direction of university literary journal.

Phone: 423.869.6432
Office: Kresge Hall

Education and Background


    BA in Communication Arts from LMU

    MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College


Denton Loving is the author of the poetry collection Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag) and editor of Seeking Its Own Level, an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks).  His fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in River Styx, CutBank, [PANK], The MacGuffin, Fiction Southeast and elsewhere.