New generation of poets find familiar in legacy of Tom Lee

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 10, 2022 8:36 AM CT | Published: May 06, 2022 3:35 PM CT

The story of a man who rescued 32 people from the Mississippi River 100 years ago inspires three high school seniors who won the first Tom Lee Poetry and Spoken Word Contest.


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