Dr. John Estes

Alabama, United States

Member Since: 07/01/2004

John Estes directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at The University of Alabama. He is author of two volumes of poetry— Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011), and Sure Extinction, which won the 2015 Antivenom Prize from Elixir Press—as well as two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve, which won a National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America.

Website: johnestes.org

Twitter Username: @jestes


  • Sure Extinction , Elixir Press (April 1, 2017)
  • Kingdom Come , C&R Press (January 1, 2011)
  • Swerve , Poetry Society of America (January 1, 2009)
  • Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön , Finishing Line Press (January 1, 2007)


  • Director of Creative Writing at Malone University (January 2012 - January 2012)


  • Doctoral Degree in English and Creative Writing from University of Missouri (May 2009)