Raye Hendrix


Eugene, OR
Oregon US

Author's Bio

Raye Hendrix is a writer, photographer and disability scholar from Alabama. Her debut collection of poems, What Good is Heaven, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in September 2024. Raye earned her BA and MA from Auburn University and their MFA from the New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin, where she won the Michael Adams Thesis Prize in Poetry (selected by Robyn Schiff). Raye has worked as the Online Content and Web Editor for Bat City Review and Assistant Managing Editor for Southern Humanities Review. They currently serve as the poetry editor of Press Pause Press and Co-Editor for DIS/CONNECT: A Disability Literature Column (Anomalous Press).

Raye is a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon, which has awarded her fellowships and grants for her research at the intersections of American Poetry & Poetics and Disability. Raye teaches in the English and Writing departments and is active in their union, where they serves as the Chair for the Disability Access Caucus.

Publications & Prizes

Let Me Say This (Madville Publishing, 2023)
Mid/South Sonnets (Belle Point Press, 2023)
The Aunt Flo Project: An Anthology of Writing About Menstruation (Querencia Press, 2023)
The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. X: Alabama (Texas Review Press, 2023)
The Ending Hasn't Happened Yet (Sable Books, 2022)
Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020)
What Good Is Heaven (Texas Review Press, 2024)
Every Journal is a Plague Journal (Bottlecap Press, 2021)
Fire Sermons (Ghost City Press, 2021)
Journals: , , ,
Anomalous Press
Birmingham Poetry Review
, , ,
Chattahoochee Review
, , ,
Columbia Poetry Review
, ,
Fourteen Poems
, , ,
McNeese Review
Moist Poetry Journal
, ,
Nightjar Review
, , ,
Plath Poetry Project
, ,
Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal
, , , ,
Screen Door Review
, ,
Taco Bell Quarterly
Tinderbox Poetry Journal
, ,
Verse of April
, ,
Prizes won: 
  • Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2023-2024
  • Keene Prize for Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2019
  • Michael Adams Thesis Prize (Judged by Robyn Schiff), University of Texas at Austin, 2019
  • Patricia Aakhus Award, Southern Indiana Review, 2018


  • Longlisted for the Perennial Press Chapbook Awards, 2022
  • Finalist, The Previously Published Poem Prize, Palette Poetry, 2021
  • Semi-finalist, CutBank Chapbook Contest, 2020
  • Finalist, Rossetti Broadside Prize, American Literary Review, 2019
  • Finalist, Keene Prize for Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2018
  • Finalist, Fania Kruger Fellowship in Writing, 2018
  • Finalist, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Prize for Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, 2018
  • Honorable Mention for "The Daughters of Le Valle de Singe," AWP's Intro Journals Project, 2015
  • Semi-finalist, The Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York, Southern Humanities Review, 2014


More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Disability, Illness/Wellness, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Schools, Women
Born in: 
Birmingham , AL
Raised in: 
Pinson, AL
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Mar 27, 2024