Adrian Blevins

Maine, United States

Member Since: 05/02/2012

Adrian Blevins was born in Abingdon, Virginia in 1964 and educated at Virginia Intermont College, Hollins University, and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. She is the author of the full-length poetry collections Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Prize (Two Sylvias Press 2018), Live from the Homesick Jamboree (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), and The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003). She co-edited Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia (Ohio University Press 2015), and is the author of the chapbooks Bloodline (Hollyridge Press, 2012) and The Man Who Went out for Cigarettes (Bright Hill Press, 1996). She is the recipient of many awards and honors in addition to the Wilder Prize including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award, a pushcart prize, and magazine prizes from Ploughshares, Chattahoochee Review, and Zone 3, among others. She teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.




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