I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to southeastern Kentucky in 1990 where I work as a teacher, editor & writer. In 2009 I co-founded Still: The Journal, an online literary magazine publishing literary, visual, and musical artists with ties to the Appalachian region since 2009. I received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Appalachian Book of the Year Award for my poetry collection, Larger Bodies Than Mine. I was awarded grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship at Berea College. I recently co-edited, with Silas House, Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, a writing craft anthology from teachers at the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop from the last 40 years. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Oxford American, CALYX, Grist, Shenandoah, The Louisville Review, Appalachian Heritage, Southern Poetry Anthology, and Vinegar and Char: Southern Food in Verse, among other places. She teach communication studies, media writing, and journalism at University of the Cumberlands.
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