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Photo of Michael Chitwood, taken by Sarah Boyd



Michael Chitwood has published 9 books of poetry.  The most recent, Search & Rescue, received the L.E. Phillabaum Award from LSU Press.  He edited The Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Volume II-North Carolina (Texas Review Press.  His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, Poetry, Threepenny Review and numerous other journals.


1980 BA English, Emory & Henry College

1986 MFA, University of Virginia


Search & Rescue (LSU Press, 2018)

Poor-Mouth Jubilee (Tupelo Press, 2015)

Spill (Tupelo Press, 2007)

From Whence (LSU Press, 2007)

The Weave Room (University of Chicago Press, 1998)


Roanoke-Chowan Award (twice)

Chapman Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities

NC Arts Council Writers Fellowship

L.E. Phillabaum Award