Brooks Rexroat has earned paychecks as a print journalist, coach, teacher, performing songwriter, and copywriter. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has returned to teach writing after residing in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, and Ireland. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University and his work has been included in publications such as The Montreal Review, The Prague Revue, Midwestern Gothic, Matchbook Literary Magazine, Weave Magazine and The Telegraph (U.K.) Short Story Competition. His novel-in-progress examines life in a southeastern Kentucky mining community. Visit Brooks online at http://www.brooksrexroat.com.
The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable
Books of 2014” features works by several recent
and former conference faculty members, visitors,
and participants, including Jeffrey Renard Allen,
Vikram Chandra, Richard Ford, Louise Glück,
Cristina HenrÍquez, Leslie Jamison, Bret Anthony
Johnston, Laila Lalami, Lorrie Moore, Celeste Ng,
Jennifer Percy, and Francine Prose.
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