Nick McRae

Columbus, OH

Author's Bio

Nick McRae is the author of The Name Museum (C&R Press, 2013), for which he received the De Novo Poetry Prize, and of two chapbooks: Mountain Redemption (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and Moravia (Folded Word Press, 2013). His poems, reviews, and translations have appeared or will soon appear in Birmingham Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Linebreak, Measure, The Southern Review, and other journals and anthologies. His has been the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, a University Fellowship in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University, and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Nick serves as associate editor for 32 Poems, assistant editor for Sundress Publications, poetry review editor for The Journal, and is currently compiling and editing a manuscript entitled Gathered: The Anthology of Contemporary Quaker Poetry. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in the Northwest Georgia foothills, he lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Publications and Prizes

The Name Museum
(C&R Press, 2013)
Best of the Net 2011
(Sundress Publications, 2012)
, Dana Sent Me
American Literary Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cellpoems, Copper Nickel, Country Dog Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Hayden's Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Linebreak, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Measure, Old Red Kimono, Passages North, Poet Lore, Rock & Sling, Sakura Review, Scythe, Stirring: A Literary Collection, storySouth, SUB-LIT, Sweet: A Literary Confection, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Southern Review, Third Coast, Willows Wept Review
(Folded Word Press, 2013)
, Mountain Redemption
(Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize from C&R Press. Tennessee WIlliams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Winner of the Black River chapbook competition from Black Lawrence Press. Finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Semi-finalist for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Sundress Publications chapbook competition finalist. Pushcart Prize Nominee. Best of the Net Prize. M.F.A. Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Best New Poets nomination. Fellowships from the J. William Fulbright Program and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. University Fellowship in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. The Kay Magenheimer Poetry Prize from the University of West Georgia. Finalist for the Wick Poetry Center/Kent State University Press chapbook competition. Two-time finalist for the Agnes Scott College Writer's Festival Award in Poetry.

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LaFayette, GA
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Last updated: Aug 28, 2012