Aaron Brown

Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Born in Texas and raised in Chad, Aaron Brown now lives with his wife, Melinda, in Kansas, where he is an Assistant Professor of Writing & Editing at Sterling College. He has been anthologized in Best New African Poets and has received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. His poetry and prose have been published in World Literature Today, Tupelo Quarterly, The Millions, Cimarron Review, Portland Review, Ruminate, and Transition, among others. A collection of poetry, Acacia Road, is the winner of the 2016 Gerald Cable Book Award and is forthcoming from Silverfish Review Press. He is also the author of the poetry chapbook Winnower and novella Bound, both published by Wipf & Stock. Brown holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.

Publications & Prizes


Bound (Wipf and Stock, 2012)


Acacia Road (Silverfish Review Press, 2018)
Winnower (Wipf and Stock, 2013)
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The Literary Bohemian
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2016 Gerald Cable Book Award winner (Silverfish Review Press); Finalist, Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize; Honorable Mention, 2015 July Open Reading Period, Tupelo Press; First Place Fiction Prize - Polaris; Pushcart Prize nomination, "Memory Palace," jmww; Best of the Net nomination, "Ceremonial," apt.

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Last update: Aug 05, 2017