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Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series: Matthew Wimberley

Matthew Wimberley

Author Talk

Thursday, October 21:

Poet and 2021 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

Matthew Wimberley

Craft Talk: 2-3 pm

Speaking with the Dead: Elegies and Silence

Reading: 6-7 pm

Beacon Heights Room, 417 Plemmons Student Union


Matthew Wimberley grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is the author of two collections of poetry, All the Great Territories (SIU, 2020), winner of the 2018 Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book award and the 2020 Weatherford Award in poetry, and Daniel Boone's Window (LSU, 2020) selected by Dave Smith for the Southern Messenger Poets series. His chapbook, Snake Mountain Almanac was selected by Eduardo C. Corral as the winner of the Rayne Arroyo Chapbook Contest from Seven Kitchens Press. Winner of the 2015 William Matthews Prize from the Asheville Poetry Review, his work was selected by Mary Szybist for the 2016 Best New Poets Anthology and his writing has appeared most recently in the Poem-a-Day series from the Academy of American Poets, Blackbird, and Threepenny Review. Wimberley received his MFA from NYU where he worked with children at St. Mary's Hospital as a Starworks Fellow. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. He will serve as the 2021-22 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University.

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