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Scott Bailey

Author's Bio

Scott Bailey's collection of poems, Thus Spake Gigolo, is forthcoming this fall, published by NYQ Books. Originally from Mississippi and the son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Scott Bailey was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Smith County, home of the National Tobacco Spitting Contest.  Raised as a “hellfire Pentecostal,” at CrossRoads Holiness Church, he comes from a family of preachers and carpenters. A recipient of The Academy of American Poets Award, he has received fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, Florida State University, New York University and The Fundacion de Valparaiso in Spain. His poems have appeared in journals, such as “The Adirondack Review,” “Cortland Review,”  “Exquisite Corpse,” “Harpur Palate,” “The Journal,” “Meridian,” “New York Quarterly,” and “Verse Daily,” among others. His degrees include a PhD in English from Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program (a major concentration in Modern American and British Poetry, minor in American Transcendentalism), a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University, a M.A. in Creative Writing, and a B.A. in English (Summa Cum Laude) from the College of Arts & Letters, The University of Southern Mississippi.   He has taught upper and lower-division courses at Florida State University, New York University, and The University of Southern Mississippi.  He also has significant experience in the instruction of creative writing in alternative settings, such as correctional facilities, detention centers and hospitals, opportunities made possible from outreach organizations, specifically the Mississippi Arts Commission from which he received a writers-in-residence fellowship, and New York University from which he received a Starworks fellowship.

Publications and Prizes

In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (MW Enterprises, 2005), Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005), Bend, Don't Shatter (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
2 River Review, 42opus, Adirondack Review, Chelsea, Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, Harpur Palate, Indiana Review, Meridian, New York Quarterly, Poems Niederngasse, Poetry International, Prism International, Segue, Southeast Review, Southern Quarterly, The Journal
He is a recipient of the John Mackay Shaw, Academy of American Poets Award.

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