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Dan Albergotti

Dan Albergotti

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 […]


Steve Almond

Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and […]


M.C. Armstrong

M.C. Armstrong

M.C. Armstrong is the author of The Mysteries of Haditha, published in 2020 by Potomac Books. The Brooklyn Rail called The Mysteries of […]


Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott

Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Julianna Baggott has published more than twenty books under her own name as well as pen […]


Julie Barbour

Julie Barbour

Poet

Julie Brooks Barbour received an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Greensboro. She is a recipient of an Artist Enrichment Grant from […]


Lynne Barrett

Lynne Barrett

Writer

Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of the story collections The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and, most recently, Magpies. She […]


Mark Beaver

Mark Beaver

Writer

Mark Beaver is the author of the memoir Suburban Gospel. His prose has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Gulf Coast, […]


David Blair

David Blair

Poet

David Blair grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas […]


Elly Bookman

Elly Bookman

Elly Bookman’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, and […]


Jamey Bradbury

Jamey Bradbury

Writer

Jamey Bradbury is the author of The Wild Inside, forthcoming from William Morrow, March 20, 2018. The Wild Inside, her first novel, will […]


Kathryn Byer

Kathryn Byer

Poet

Kathryn Stripling Byer was raised on a farm in Southwest Georgia, where the material for much of her first poetry […]


Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr is the author of 365 Days to Alaska. A former copy editor, library clerk, and technical writer, she […]


Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry

Poet

Kelly Cherry has published over twenty books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, nine chapbooks, and translations of two classical plays. […]


Gretchen Comba

Gretchen Comba

Writer

Gretchen Comba is the author of The Stillness of the Picture. Her fiction has appeared in a number of journals, including Alaska […]


Paul Crenshaw

Paul Crenshaw

Paul Crenshaw  is the author of the essay collections This One Will Hurt You and This We’ll Defend. His work has also appeared […]


Logen Cure

Logen Cure

Logen Cure is a queer poet and professor. She curates Inner Moonlight, a monthly podcast reading series for The Wild […]


Steve Cushman

Steve Cushman

Steve Cushman earned his MA from Hollins University and MFA from UNC Greensboro. He has published four works of fiction, […]


Quinn Dalton

Quinn Dalton

Writer

Quinn Dalton was born in South Carolina, moved to Ohio for high school and college at Kent State, then came […]


Angela Davis-Gardner

Angela Davis-Gardner

Writer

Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time […]


Shawn Delgado

Shawn Delgado

Poet

Shawn Delgado is the author of the chapbook, A Sky Half-Dismantled (Jeanne Duval Editions). His work is appears or is forthcoming from Connotation […]


Kathleen Driskell

Kathleen Driskell

Poet

Award-winning poet and teacher Kathleen Driskell is Professor of Creative Writing and serves as the Associate Program Director of Spalding […]


Camille Dungy

Camille Dungy

Poet

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), Suck on the Marrow (Red […]


Anna Elkins

Anna Elkins

Anna Elkins is the author of the poetry collection, Hope of Stones. A traveling poet and painter, she earned a […]


Ansel Elkins

Ansel Elkins

Poet

Ansel Elkins’s debut collection of poetry, Blue Yodel, was selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2014 Yale Series […]


Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson

Poet

Claudia Emerson published six poetry collections with LSU Press, including Late Wife, Secure the Shadow, and The Opposite House. A professor of […]


Kathy Flann

Kathy Flann

Kathy Flann is the author of the short story collection, Smoky Ordinary, winner of the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, Get […]


Kerri French

Kerri French

Poet

Kerri French is the author of Every Room in the Body, winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award. Her poetry […]


Julie Funderburk

Julie Funderburk

Poet

Julie Funderburk is the author The Door That Always Opens (Louisiana State University Press). She is the recipient of a North Carolina […]


Elizabeth Gentry

Elizabeth Gentry

Writer

Elizabeth Gentry‘s debut novel Housebound was awarded the 2012 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize, which was judged by novelist and […]


Marianne Gingher

Marianne Gingher

Marianne Gingher has published seven books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her novel Bobby Rex’s Greatest Hit was made into an NBC movie, […]


Jennifer Habel

Jennifer Habel

Poet

Jennifer Habel is the author of Good Reason, winner of the 2011 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition, and In the Little House, winner […]


Ethan Hauser

Ethan Hauser

Writer

Ethan Hauser is the author of the novel, The Measures Between Us. His fiction has been published in Esquire, Playboy and New Stories From […]


James Hill

James Tate Hill

James Tate Hill is the author of a memoir, Blind Man’s Bluff, released August 3, 2021 from W. W. Norton. […]


Jaimee Hills

Jaimee Hills

Poet

Jaimee Hills is the author of How to Avoid Speaking, winner of the tenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. She was […]


Maria Hummell

Maria Hummel

Maria Hummel is a novelist and poet. Her books include Lesson in Red, a follow-up to Still Lives, a Reese […]


Rowan Jacobsen

Rowan Jacobsen

Writer

Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North […]


Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones’s books of poetry include, among others, Village Prodigies; Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems, 1985–2005, winner of the Kingsley Tufts […]


Jen Julian

Jen Julian

Writer

Jen Julian is a writer, artist, and transient North Carolinian. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University […]


Kelly Link

Kelly Link

Writer

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. […]


Jennie Malboeuf

Jennie Malboeuf

Jennie Malboeuf is the author of God had a body, which was awarded the 2019 Blue Light Books Prize by Adrian […]


Kat Meads

Kat Meads

Writer

An award-winning writer of fiction, drama, nonfiction and poetry, Kat Meads is a native of eastern North Carolina. She holds […]


Andrew Meredith

Andrew Meredith

Writer

Andrew Meredith is the author of The Removers. He has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and from the Fine Arts Work Center […]


Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

Poet

Robert Morgan grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and currently lives in an […]


Keith Morris

Keith Morris

Writer

Keith Lee Morris is the author of Travelers Rest, as well as two previous novels, The Greyhound God and The Dart League King (a Barnes […]


Lauren Moseley

Lauren Moseley

Lauren Moseley‘s first book of poems, Big Windows, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2018. Her poems have appeared […]


Travis Mulhauser

Travis Mulhauser

Writer

Travis Mulhauser is from Petoskey, Michigan. He is the author of two works of fiction, most recently the novel Sweetgirl from Ecco/Harper […]


Sarah Rose Nordgren

Sarah Rose Nordgren

Poet

Sarah Rose Nordgren was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and has lived in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Ireland. Her poetry […]


Matt O'Donnell

Matt O’Donnell

Editor

Matt O’Donnell graduated from the MFA writing program at UNCG in 1998. He is Editor & Executive Director of From the Fishouse, […]


Kirsten Oliphant

Kirsten Oliphant

Kirsten Oliphant writes under the pen names Emma St. Clair and Sullivan Gray. She has written over twenty novels, hit […]


Rachel Marie Patterson

Rachel Marie Patterson

Rachel Marie Patterson (also known as Rachel Patterson Moles) is co-founder and editor of Radar Poetry. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative […]


Drew Perry

Drew Perry

Writer

Drew Perry lives in North Carolina with his wife, a dog, two cats, and, somehow, two boys. He teaches writing […]


Bruce Piephoff

Bruce Piephoff

Poet

Bruce Piephoff has been writing and performing songs and poetry for over 40 years. Firmly a part of the Appalachian […]


Ösel Jessica Plante

Ösel Jessica Plante

Ösel Jessica Plante is the author of the poetry collection Waveland. fiction and poetry have appeared in Best New Poets […]


Jack Riggs

Jack Riggs

Jack Riggs’s writing has been published in The Crescent Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Habersham Review, and Writing, Making It Real. In 2000, he […]


Rob Seals

Rob Seals

Poet

Rob Seals is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator with an M.F.A. in poetry, an innovative curriculum for teaching creative […]


Warren Rochelle

Warren Rochelle

Writer

Warren Rochelle lives and writes in Charlottesville, VA. He retired from the University of Mary Washington in 2020, after 20 […]


Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers is the author of Plucking the Stinger (2016) and Fat Girl Forms (2021), both published by Saturnalia Books. She grew up in […]


Tim Sandlin

Tim Sandlin

Writer

Tim Sandlin has published eight novels. Two of his screenplays have been made into movies. He turned forty with no phone, […]


Sarah Lindsay

Sarah Lindsay

Poet

Sarah Lindsay is the author of Primate Behavior, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Mount Clutter; Twigs and Knucklebone; and Debt […]


Allison Seay

Allison Seay

Poet

Allison Seay is the author of To See the Queen, winner of the 2012 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. […]


Andrea Selch

Andrea Selch

Poet

Andrea Selch has an MFA from UNC Greensboro and a PhD from Duke University, where she taught creative writing from 1999 until […]


Greg Shemkovitz

Greg Shemkovitz

Writer

Greg Shemkovitz is the author of the novel Lot Boy. His fiction has appeared in Foundling Review, Gihon River Review, the Journal […]


George Singleton

George Singleton

Writer

George Singleton has published six collections of short stories (These People Are Us, the Half-Mammals of Dixie, Why Dogs Chase […]


Marcus Slease

Marcus Slease

Marcus Slease (Portadown, N. Ireland 1974) is the author of Puppy (Beir Bua Press), Never Mind the Beasts (Dostoyevsky Wannabe) and The Green Monk (Boiler House Press), […]


Christina Stoddard

Christina Stoddard

Poet

Christina Stoddard is the author of Hive, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and forthcoming in 2015 from the University of […]


Carole Weatherford

Carole Weatherford

Poet

New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford recently released Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe and R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen […]


Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise

Poet

Jillian Weise was born in Houston, Texas, in 1981. Her first poetry collection, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, is a bold […]


Jennifer Whitaker

Jennifer Whitaker

Poet

Jennifer Whitaker is the author of The Blue Hour, winner of the Brittingham Prize and forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin […]


Jim Whiteside

Jim Whiteside

Jim Whiteside is the author of a chapbook, Writing Your Name on the Glass (Bull City Press, 2019), and is […]


Melissa Wiley

Melissa Wiley

Writer

Melissa Wiley is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly […]


Leslie Youngblood

Leslie Youngblood

Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative […]