Primer from My Forebears
Carolyn Hembree’s debut collection, Skinny, was published by Kore Press in 2012. Individual poems have appeared in Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, and Verse Daily, among other journals and anthologies. Her Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine & Other Ways to Escape a Plague was a finalist for the 2012 Tupelo Press and Switchback Books manuscript competitions. Carolyn grew up in Tennessee and Alabama. Before completing her MFA, she found employment as a cashier, housecleaner, cosmetics consultant, telecommunicator, actor, receptionist, paralegal, coder, and freelance writer. She teaches at the University of New Orleans and serves as Poetry Editor of Bayou Magazine.