Carolyn Hembree

Poet

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 Beloit Poetry Journal, New American Writing, The Southern Review, West Branch, and other publications. She has received grants and fellowships from PEN, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Southern Arts Federation as well as an ATLAS grant from the Lousiana Board of Regents. An associate professor at the University of New Orleans, Carolyn teaches writing and serves as poetry editor of Bayou Magazine.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2018)
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Language Lessons (Third Man Books, 2014)
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The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press, 2013)
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The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas A&M University Press, 2011)
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Lush: A Poetry Anthology and Cocktail Guide (Spout Press, 2006)
Books:
Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague (Trio House Press, 2016)
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Skinny (Kore Press, 2012)
Journals:
American Letters & Commentary
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Archipelago
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Burntdistrict
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Drunken Boat
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Forklift, Ohio
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Horse Less Review
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Jacket2
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jubilat
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Mississippi Review
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New American Writing
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Ostrich Review
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Puerto del Sol
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Unlikely Stories
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Verse Daily
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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

Favorite authors: 
Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Etheridge Knight, CD Wright, Paul Celan, Shakespeare
What I'm reading now: 
THE OCEAN THE BIRD AND THE SCHOLAR by Helen Vendler, PIVOTAL VOICES, ERA OF TRANSITION by Rigoberto Gonzalez

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bristol, TN
Tennessee
Raised in: 
Bristol, TN
Tennessee
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Last update: Jan 16, 2022