Felicia Mitchell

Emory & Henry College PO Box 947
Emory, VA 24327-0947
(276) 944-6225

Author's Bio

Felicia Mitchell, a native of South Carolina, has made her home in rural southwestern Virginia since 1987. Her poems in recent years have focused on the natural world of Appalachia, personal and family stories, and medical interests including cancer and dementia. While listed as a poet with P&W, she has years of experience publishing creative nonfiction for newspapers, journals, anthologies, and blogs. She teaches poetry and creative nonfiction, among other classes, at Emory & Henry College.

Publications and Prizes

Waltzing with Horses
(Press 53, 2014)
Back to Joy: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014)
, Bite to Eat Place: an Anthology of Contemporary Food Poetry & Poetic Prose
(Redwood Coast Press, 1995)
, Come What May: An Anthology of Writings about Chance
(Motes Books, 2010)
, Low Explosions: Writings on the Body
(Knoxville Writers Guild, 2006)
, Our Mothers, Our Selves: Writers and Poets Celebrating Motherhood
(Bergin & Garvey, 1996)
, Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains
(Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2005)
, The South Atlantic Coast & Piedmont: A Literary Field Guide
(Milkweed Editions, 2006)
, Très di-verse-city
(Austin International Poetry Foundation, 1999)
Adanna, Artemis, Barely South Review, Blueline, Columbia Journal, Earth's Daughters, Hospital Drive, Kestrel, Local Nomad, Magnolia, A Journal of Women’s Socially Engaged Literature, Many Mountains Moving, Manzanita Quarterly, Oyez Review, Pembroke Magazine, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Potpourri, Referential Magazine, River Poets Journal, Southern Women's Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Sugar Mule, Switched-On Gutenberg, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Cape Rock, The Kerf, The Medulla Review, The Phoenix Soul, Washington County News, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Weber Studies, Xanadu
Earthenware Fertility Figure
(Talent House Press, 1999)
, The Cleft of the Rock
(Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
Virginia Poetry Society Metrorail Public Art Project

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Last updated: Dec 28, 2016