Kory Wells grew up on the stories of her southern Appalachian family and the wonder of the Space Age, diverse influences that have shaped her life’s work and writing. Author of the poetry chapbook HEAVEN WAS THE MOON (March Street Press), she often performs her poetry with daughter Kelsey Wells, an old-time musician. The Tennessee duo’s debut album is called DECENT PAN OF CORNBREAD. A former software developer, Kory writes and advocates for literacy, STEM, and other good causes.
Publications and Prizes
Heaven Was the Moon (March Street Press, 2009)
Journey to Crone (Chuffed Buff Books, 2013), The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee (Texas Review Press, 2013), Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (Knoxville Writers Guild, 2008), Low Explosions: Writings on the Body (Knoxville Writers Guild, 2006)
Birmingham Arts Journal, Deep South Magazine, Kudzu, Literary Mama, New Southerner, Now & Then, Number One, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Shaking Like a Mountain, Southern Women’s Review,
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Listing last updated: February 5, 2015