Clinton Crockett Peters

Texas, United States

Member Since: 04/29/2015

Clinton Crockett Peters is the author of Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology (essays), forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. He has been awarded literary prizes from Shenandoah, North American Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and the Society for Professional Journalists. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow, and is ABD pursuing a PhD in English and creative writing at the University of North Texas. His work also appears in Orion, Southern Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, DIAGRAM, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. In former lives he was an outdoor wilderness guide, an English teacher in Kosuge Village, Japan (population 900), and a radio DJ. 


Twitter Username: @ClintCrockettP


  • Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology (Forthcoming) , The University of Georgia Press
  • Going on a Burn (Winner of the Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize) , Shenandoah (April 2015)
  • Rabbits and Convicts (Winner of the Torch Prize in Creative Nonfiction, judged by Eula Biss) , North American Review (August 2015)
  • The Texas Snow Monkeys (Winner of the Writing Award) , Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art (April 2016)
  • First Bow , Green Mountains Review (April 2015)
  • The Carp Experience , DIAGRAM (April 2015)
  • Messages from Earth's Gardeners , Waxwing (October 2015)
  • The Limbic System Roundup , The Rumpus (January 2016)
  • Rides with Strangers , Hotel Amerika (December 2016)
  • A Passage of Birds , Lake Effect (March 2016)
  • At the Power Plant , North Dakota Quarterly (April 2016)
  • In Montaigne's Shadow , Hunger Mountain (April 2015)
  • Uncle Shark , Upstreet (October 2012)
  • The Real Housemates of Dallas , The Dallas Observer (June 2015)
  • A New Mode of Travel Back in Vogue , The Denton Record Chronicle (January 2015)
  • Plumbing the Depths , Fourth Genre (August 2015)
  • Beasts on the Street , Orion (May 2016)
  • Waterbugs: A Story of Absolution , Southern Review (May 2017)
  • The Great Story of the Stinking Cedar in the Garden of Eden (April 2017)
  • Of Boys and Seagulls , Orion (June 2017)


  • Iowa Arts Fellow (Two years funding)(2010)
  • Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize (Shenandoah)(2015)
  • Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction (North American Review)(2015)
  • Writing Award (Columbia) (2016)


  • Teaching Fellow (Creative Nonfiction) at University of Iowa (August 2012 - May 2013)
  • Teaching Fellow (Comp and Creative Writing) at University of North Texas (August 2013 - December 2015)
  • Assistant Language Teacher at Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (August 2007 - August 2010)
  • Wilderness Leader and Instructor at Texas Tech Outdoor Pursuits Center (December 2004 - June 2007)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural History and Humanities from Texas Tech (May 2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English / Philosophy (double major) from Texas Tech (May 2007)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from University of Iowa (May 2013)
  • Doctoral Degree in English and Creative Writing, ABD from The University of North Texas (May 0)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction