About the Author

Carolyn Hembree was born in Bristol, TN. Her debut poetry collection, Skinny, came out from Kore Press in 2012. Trio House Books has just released her second collection, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, winner of the 2015 Trio Award and the 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, The Journal, Poetry Daily, and other publications. Her work appears in the 2015-2016 edition of The Double Dealer, the Faulkner Society’s on-line journal.

She has received grants and fellowships from PEN, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Southern Arts Federation. An assistant professor at the University of New Orleans, Carolyn teaches writing and serves as poetry editor of Bayou Magazine.