Randolph Parker


Memphis, TN

Author's Bio

I write in Memphis where I earned an MA in creative writing from the University of Memphis. I earn my living as an independent marking and advertising writer. You may think poetry and marketing incompatible. But I am proof that they can cohabit the same brain and even the same soul. I use exactly the same 26 letters for both. Perhaps, some day, my commercial experience will inform my poetry, Fearing-style. But as of now, they are very separate endeavors. In my poetry, I hope to transcend one idea for another, to pursue the sublime, to start in one place and end up some place else. I spend my free time hiking the trails of state parks, kayaking, and fretting about health care.

Publications & Prizes

Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VI--Tennessee (Texas Review Press, 2013)
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Clackamas Literary Review
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The Heartland Review

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