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Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree

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

Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague (Trio House Press, 2016), Skinny (Kore Press, 2012)
Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2018), Language Lessons (Third Man Books, 2014), The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press, 2013), The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas A&M University Press, 2011), Lush: A Poetry Anthology and Cocktail Guide (Spout Press, 2006)
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
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
Favorite Books:
ED Complete (Franklin and manuscript books) HAMLET, LEAR ORESTEIA Anon Ballads DREAM SONGS, John Berryman MUSE & DRUDGE, Harryette Mullen SOUND AND THE FURY, Faulkner STEAL AWAY, CD Wright TRILOGY, DA Powell MEMORY AT THESE SPEEDS, JANE Miller LAST CHANCE FOR THE TARZAN HOLLER, Thylias Moss NOX, Anne Carson's A TOMB FOR ANATOLE, Stéphane Mallarmé DICTEE, Theresa Hak Cha MY LIFE, Lyn Hejinian DON'T LET ME BE LONELY, Claudia Rankine THE AUTOBIO OF ALICE B. TOKLAS, Stein TENDER BUTTONS, Stein ROMEY'S ORDER, Atsuro Riley's SPITSHINE, Anne Marie Rooney’s PARADISE LOST, Milton’s TOP GIRLS, Caryl Churchill L'ETRANGER, Camus WAY, Leslie Scalapino
Favorite Authors:
Emily Dickinson, John Berryman, Ai, D.A. Powell, Heather McHugh, C.D. Wright, Etheridge Knight, Jane Miller, James Whitehead, Nikky Finney, Frank Bidart, Frank Stanford, the metaphysical and porto-metaphysical poets, Lorca, Beckett, Kafka, and Faulkner

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Listing last updated: May 15, 2016

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