L.S. McKee’s poems and prose have recently appeared in such journals as Ninth Letter, The Louisville Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, New South, The Rumpus, and The HillVille. She received a BA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University.
A native of East Tennessee, McKee (whose friends know her as Laura) has lived and taught internationally, in countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, and South Korea. She has received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Berea College’s Appalachian Sound Archives, among others. She is currently completing a novel set in Tennessee and a series of poems based on World War II-era radio broadcasts in Appalachia. She lives in Atlanta and teaches at the University of West Georgia.
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