Dr. Jeff Newberry

Georgia, United States

Member Since: 03/02/2013

A native of the Florida Gulf Coast, Jeff Newberry is the author of a novel, A Stairway to the Sea (Pulpwood Press), a poetry collection Brackish (Aldrich Press, 2012), and a chapbook ,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). His collaboration with the poet Justin Evans, Cross Country, will be published by WordTech Editions in 2019.

Newberry's writing has appeared in a variety of  print and online journals, including Birmingham Poetry ReviewThe Florida ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewThe Cortland Review, Chattahoochee Review, New SouthMemoriousSaw 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 and served on the faculty of the Sanibel Island Writers Workshop. The recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, he teaches in the Writing and Communication Program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.

Website: http://www.jeffnewberry.com

Twitter Username: @FlaExile


  • A Stairway to the Sea , Pulpwood Press (January 2016)
  • The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast , Snake Nation Press (2013)
  • Brackish , Aldrich Press (2012)
  • A Visible Sign , Finishing Line Press (2008)


  • Tennesee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers Conference(2008)
  • Author's Prize (Given by the editors of Mary: A Journal of New Writing)(2016)


  • 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