Carolyn Hembree

English Dept / Liberal Arts Building University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
Phone: 
(504) 258-4205

Author's Bio

Carolyn Hembree was born in Bristol, Tennessee. Her debut poetry collection, Skinny, came out from Kore Press in 2012. In 2016, Trio House Books published her second collection, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, selected by Neil Shepard for the 2015 Trio Award and by Stephanie Strickland for the 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, The Journal, Poetry Daily, and other publications. She has received grants and fellowships from PEN, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Southern Arts Federation. An assistant professor at the University of New Orleans, Carolyn teaches writing and serves as poetry editor of Bayou Magazine.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague
(Trio House Press, 2016)
, Skinny
(Kore Press, 2012)
Anthologies: 
Hick Poetics
(Lost Roads Press, 2018)
, Language Lessons
(Third Man Books, 2014)
, Lush: A Poetry Anthology and Cocktail Guide
(Spout Press, 2006)
, The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast
(Snake Nation Press, 2013)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology
(Texas A&M University Press, 2011)
Journals: 
American Letters & Commentary, Archipelago, Arkansas Review, Bateau, Burntdistrict, Diagram, Drunken Boat, EOAGH, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, Horse Less Review, Indiana Review, Jacket2, jubilat, New Delta Review, New Orleans Review, Ostrich Review, RHINO, The Journal, Unlikely Stories, Verse Daily, Witness
Prizes Won: 
2015 Trio Award for _Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague_ 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award for _Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague_

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Emily Dickinson Handbook by ed. Gudrun Grabher
,
Patter by Douglas Kearney
,
Une Saison en Enfer by Arthur Rimbaud
,
Maximum Gaga by Lara Plenum

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bristol
Raised in: 
Bristol, TN
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Last updated: May 15, 2016