About

I am a writer specializing in narrative nonfiction, essays, and poetry.

For the past decade, I’ve written about American cage fighters, immigrant soccer players, community educators, front-line health care workers, and hundreds of local, national, and international nonprofit and higher education leaders. My work has been published by ESPN, The Knoxville Mercury, The Daily Times of Maryville, Top Drawer Soccer, Latino Outdoors, Torchbearer Magazine, and other sport, higher education, and general interest publications.

Before earning a master’s degree in communication and information from the University of Tennessee, I attended William Paterson University, where I completed a bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Latino studies.

By day, I am a writer and public relations specialist for the University of Tennessee’s news and information department. I also serve as the chair of the board of directors for Centro Hispano de East Tennessee.

Want to grab a coffee or a beer and talk with a stranger? Email briancanever (at) gmail (dot) com.