L.S. McKee’s work has appeared in Gulf Coast, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review,The Louisville Review, BODY, New South, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Maryland and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.


Originally from East Tennessee, McKee (whose friends know her as Laura) has taught internationally in countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, and South Korea. She has received scholarships, grants, and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Berea College’s Appalachian Sound Archives, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, among others.

Currently completing a novel set in Tennessee and a book of poems based on WW II era Appalachia and the atomic bomb, she lives in Atlanta and teaches at the University of West Georgia.




photo by Patricia Heys