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Molly McCully Brown

EDUCATION

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M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Mississippi, 2017

B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Stanford University, 2012

A.A. in English, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 2010

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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Kenyon Review Fellow, Kenyon College, 2019-2021

Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar, Trust of Amy Lowell, 2018-2019

United States Artists Fellow, United States Artists, 2018

2018 Prize For Best Poetry Collection, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, 2018

2018 Southern Book Prize Finalist, Southern Independent Booksellers Association, 2018

Jeannette Haien Ballard Prize, Trust of Jeanette Haien Ballard, 2018

Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow, Oxford American Magazine, 2017-2018

Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fellow, 2017

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, Persea Books, 2016

“Most Read Essay, 2016” Image Journal, 2016

MFA/PhD Scholarship, Sewanee Writers Conference, 2016

John and Renée Grisham Fellowship in Poetry, University of Mississippi, 2014-2017

PUBLICATIONS

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BOOKS:

The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics And Feebleminded

poetry, Persea Books, March 2017

What We Are: Essays

essays, Persea Books, forthcoming 2020

In the Field Between Us

co-written with Susannah Nevison, poetry, Persea Books, forthcoming 2020

SELECTED POEMS:

“In the Field Between Us,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, Blackbird, excerpt winter 2018

“In the Field Between Us,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, Cincinnati Review, excerpt winter 2018

“In the Field Between Us,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, Tin House, excerpt winter 2018

“In the Field Between Us,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, the New York Times, excerpt fall 2018

“In the Field Between Us, co-written with Susannah Nevison, Indiana Review, excerpt fall 2018

“ When My Mother Is Away,” Vinegar and Char: Southern Food in Verse, University of Georgia Press, fall 2018

“In the Field Between Us, co-written with Susannah Nevison, Missouri Review online, excerpt summer 2018

“Before the Founding of Rome: Romulus”, “Before the Founding of Rome: Remus,” Crazyhorse, spring 2018

“Post-Op Letters from the Field Between Us,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, diode poetry journal, excerpt spring 2018

“Letter to Julian, Midsummer,” “The Animals,” Ninth Letter, fall 2017

“Grand Mal Seizure,” Poetry Daily featured poem, May 4 2017

“Self Portrait, As The Other Girl”, “Self Portrait, From A Distance, Without The Other Girl,” Pleiades, summer 2017

“The Facts, As I Understand Them,” Nashville Review, winter 2016

“The Dormitory,” five poem sequence, Gulf Coast, winter 2016

“The Infirmary,” five poem sequence, The Colorado Review, summer 2016

“Where You Are (vii),” “Oxygen,” The Adroit Journal, summer 2016

“Transubstantiation,” “Useless Information I Wish You Were Alive to Know,” “For the Woman on the Balcony of the Bar,” Meridian, summer 2016

“The Blindroom,” six poem sequence, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, spring 2016

“After,” TriQuarterly Online, winter 2013

SELECTED ESSAYS:

“Proof, Matter, Stars,” co-written with Susannah Nevison, Image Journal, Spring 2019

“ The Cost of Certainty,” the Oxford American, Spring 2018

“My Backyard, But Not What Happened to My Body,” The Poem’s Country: Place and Poetic Practice, Pleiades Press, March 2018

“Calling Long Distance,” the New York Times, November 2017

“Bent Body, Lamb,” Image Journal, summer 2016

“Something’s Wrong With Me,” The Rumpus, fall 2014

TEACHING & EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

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Kenyon Review Fellow, Faculty, Kenyon College

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing: Multigenre, fall 2019

Instructor, The Makery at Hindman Settlement School

You Can Get There from Here: Poems of History, Poems of Witness: Online Poetry Workshop for Adults, spring 2018

Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow, the Oxford American

Editorial fellow: soliciting, considering, and editing submissions for print and web

publication, assisting with magazine production, 2017–2018

Instructor, University of Mississippi

ENG 300: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction, fall 2016

ENG 302: Introduction to Creative Writing, summer 2015

Guest Instructor, University of Mississippi

ENG 204: Honors Early American Literature, month of September 2016

Teaching Artist in the Schools, Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

Austin, TX, 2013-2014

Guest Teaching Artist, Stanford University After-School Program

Poetry workshop for high school students from underserved communities, Fall 2012

SELECTED REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

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About The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded:

Fresh Air With Terry Gross, National Public Radio Interview, August 2017

“Haunted Bodies: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” Marginalia: The LA Review of Books, June 2017

“Beautiful Poems About a House of Horrors,” the New York Times, March 2017

“11 New Books We Recommend This Week,” the New York Times Book Review, March 2017

“The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems,” Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review), March 2017

“Know Where You Are,” the Oxford American, March 2017

“Review of The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded,” the Blueshift Journal, March 2017

“Conversations With Contributors,” the Adroit Journal, January 2017

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

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AWP Disability Caucus Executive Board, February 2017-Present

Judge: Franklin and Marshall college Academy of American Poets Prize, Spring 2019

Judge: Virginia Military Institute Poetry Prize, Fall 2017

Judge: Center for Writers Poetry Prize, University of Southern Mississippi, Fall 2017

Graduate Coordinator: Robert Penn Warren and Southern Poetry Symposium, University of Mississippi, Fall 2015

MFA Liaison: English Department, University of Mississippi, 2015-2016

Committee Member: 100,000 Poets for Change Benefit Reading, University of Mississippi, Fall 2015

Poetry and Fiction Reader, Yalobusha Review, University of Mississippi, 2014-2016