T. J. McLemore

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I grew up half in Washingon, DC, and half on a cattle ranch in Paris, Texas. After entering college as a physics major (and loving all that math), I went on to explore studies in medicine, theology, classics, environmental studies, outdoor education . . . and finally English. I started writing poems late in college and kept at it while living on community farms, making records with a few bands (see Music), and hiking the state parks of Texas.

I am a former Pinsky Teaching Fellow at Boston University and an alumnus of Baylor University, where I won the undergraduate Academy of American Poets’ Prize. My poems, interviews, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, Crazyhorse, 32 Poems, Michigan Quarterly Review, Adroit Journal, Massachusetts Review, SLICE Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, and other journals. Individual poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, selected for Best New Poets, and nominated for a Pushcart. I've received awards and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Adroit Journal, Boston University, Poetry by the Sea, and Crab Orchard Review. Currently I'm pursuing a doctorate in English literature and environmental humanities at the University of Colorado Boulder.




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