Alice Pettway

Author's Bio

Alice Pettway's work has appeared in over 30 print and online journals, including The Bitter Oleander, The Connecticut Review, Folio, Keyhole, and WomenArts Quarterly. Her chapbook, Barbed Wire and Bedclothes was published by Spire Press in 2009, and her full-length collection, The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva is available from Salmon Poetry. Moth, Pettway's second full-length collection, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in February 2019. She is a former Lily Peter fellow, Raymond L. Barnes Poetry Award winner, and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Currently, she lives and writes in Shanghai, China.

Publications and Prizes

The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva
(Salmon Poetry, 2017)
(Austin International Poetry Festival, 2005)
, Forgotten Women
(Grayson Books, 2017)
A NARROW FELLOW, Bitter Oleander, Breadcrumb Scabs, Burningword Literary Journal, Connecticut Review, Crab Creek Review, Driftwood, Dunes Review, East Coast Literary Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Folio: A Literary Journal at American University, Forge, Ibbetson Street Press, Indefinite Space, Ink In Thirds, Isthmus, Kentucky Review, Keyhole Magazine, Lullwater Review, Petrichor Machine, Plain Spoke, Poetalk, River Oak Review, Rust+Moth Journal, The Bitter Oleander, The Foundling Review, The Mastodon Dentist, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Westview, Women's Voices for Change, WomenArts Quarterly Journal
Barbed Wire and Bedclothes
(Spire Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
2016 FOLIO Poetry Prize winner • 2014 Philip Levine Prize Semi-Finalist • 2009 Breadcrumb Scabs June Editor's Pick • 2008 West Chester University Poetry Conference Scholarship • 2008 Spire Press Full-Length Manuscript Contest Finalist • 2005 Christina Sergeyevna Award, Honorable Mention – AIPF Anthology • 2005 Pushcart Prize Nominee • 2004 Raymond L Barnes Poetry Award • 2004 Four Way Book Intro Prize Finalist • 2004 Discovery – The Nation Semifinalist • 2003 Pushcart Prize Nominee • 2003-2004 Lily Peter Poetry Fellowship – University of Arkansas

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Last updated: Mar 01, 2018