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I write in Memphis where I earned an MA in creative writing from the University of Memphis. I earn my living as an independent marking and advertising writer. You may think poetry and marketing incompatible. But I am proof that they can cohabit the same brain and even the same soul. I use exactly the same 26 letters for both. Perhaps, some day, my commercial experience will inform my poetry, Fearing-style. But as of now, they are very separate endeavors. In my poetry, I hope to transcend one idea for another, to pursue the sublime, to start in one place and end up some place else. I spend my free time hiking the trails of state parks, kayaking, and fretting about health care.
Chad is author of three collections of poetry, and co-editor of two anthologies. He has served in various editorial capacities for The Chattahoochee Review, Five Points, The GSU Review (now New South), and The Pedestal Magazine. A graduate of Baylor's George Truett Seminary, Chad has advocated for young children and youth in his communities in a number of educational and speaking capacities for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Georgia State University's Ph.D. program in Creative Writing, and during his time in Atlanta founded the Terminus Magazine literary arts organization. Chad has taught creative writing, composition and literature at Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Lee University, and currently Dalton State College. He currently leads writing workshops with the UT-C Meacham Writers' Workshop, hosts readings for regional authors at Rock Point Books, and leads free workshops on creativity, writing and publishing in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas.