Dr. Jeff Newberry

Georgia, United States

Member Since: 03/02/2013

A native of the Florida Gulf Coast, Jeff Newberry is the Poet in Residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The author of Brackish (Aldrich Press, 2012) and A Visible Sign (Finishing Line 2008), he is the co-editor (with Brent House) ofThe Gulf Stream:  Poems of the GulfCoast (Snake Nation Press, 2013). Newberry's writing has appeared in a variety of  print and online journals, including AntiBirmingham Poetry ReviewThe Florida ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewThe Cortland Review, Chattahoochee Review, New SouthMemoriousHobble Creek ReviewSaw Palm:  Florida Literature and ArtSweet:  A Literary Confection and Waccamaw:  A Journal of Contemporary Literature, as well as in the online anthology Best of the Net 2008.  He's given talks and led panels at the Flannery O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers Conference, The Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Florida Literary Arts Coalition's Other Words Conference, and the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference. The recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultura lCollege in Tifton, Georgia, where he serves as faculty adviser for Pegasus, ABAC's literary magazine.   Newberry earned his BA and MA in English from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where as a graduate student he served as the managing editor of Panhandler. He holds a PhD from the University of Georgia, financed by a Faculty Development in Georgia Grant. 

Website: http://www.jeffnewberry.com

Twitter Username: @FlaExile


  • Brackish , Aldrich Press (2012)
  • A Visible Sign , Finishing Line Press (2008)
  • The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast , Snake Nation Press (2013)


  • Tennesee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers Conference(2008)


  • Poet in Residence/Professor of English at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (August 2002 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of West Florida (May 1998)
  • Master of Arts in English from University of West Florida (December 2000)
  • Doctoral Degree in English/Creative Writing from University of Georgia (December 2010)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry