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Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree

Author's Bio

Carolyn Hembree has poems out or forthcoming in COLORADO REVIEW, GULF COAST, INDIANA REVIEW, JUBILAT, THE SOUTHERN POETRY ANTHOLOGY and WITNESS, among two dozen other journals and anthologies. In 2012, Kore Press published her first collection, SKINNY. Her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, a PEN Writers Grant, a Southern Arts Federation Grant, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship Award in Literature. Before completing her MFA, she found employment as a cashier, housecleaner, cosmetics consultant, telecommunicator, actor, receptionist, paralegal, coder, and freelance writer. Carolyn grew up in Tennessee and Alabama. She teaches at the University of New Orleans and serves as Poetry Editor of BAYOU.

Publications and Prizes

Skinny (Kore Press, 2012)
Lush: A Poetry Anthology and Cocktail Guide (Spout Press, 2006)
American Letters & Commentary, Archipelago, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, New Orleans Review, RHINO, Witness

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
NOX by Anne Carson, PARADISE LOST by Milton, COLLECTED POEMS by Etheridge Knight
Favorite Books:
Middle and late poems of Dickinson, DREAM SONGS by John Berryman, SOUND AND THE FURY by Faulkner, STEAL AWAY by CD Wright, COCKTAILS by DA Powell MEMORY AT THESE SPEEDS, JANE Miller

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Listing last updated: October 16, 2012

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Bristol, TN
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Bristol, TN

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