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Maudelle Driskell holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Warren Wilson College. Her first full-length poetry collection, Talismans, was published by Hobblebush Books as part of the Granite State Poetry series in 2014. Her work has been published in many literary reviews and anthologies including Poetry Magazine, the Kenyon Review, and the Cortland Review, The Made Thing, and All Shook Up. She is the recipient of many awards including the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, awarded by Poetry magazine and the Modern Language Association, and the Agnes Scott Writer’s Festival Award. She was a featured poet at “A Millennial Gathering of Writers of the New South” at Vanderbilt University.
Driskell was raised in rural southern Georgia and lived most of her adult life in Atlanta where she was a founding editor of The Atlanta Review. She now lives in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and is the Executive Director of The Frost Place, an arts organization headquartered in Robert Frost’s historic home. And she serves on the board of directors of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.