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Chelsea Woodard


Chelsea Woodard’s first collection, Vellum, was published by Able Muse Press in 2014, and was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. Her second collection, Solitary Bee, was published by Measure Press in 2016.

Her poems have also appeared in The Threepenny Review, Southwest Review, Blackbird, American Arts Quarterly, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. Her poem “Finding the Porn Magazines,” was chosen for the 2011 Best New Poets Anthology, and her poem “Wren’s Nest” received 3rd place in the 2017 William Matthews Poetry Prize competition. She has been invited as a visiting writer at Union College and Arkansas Tech University, and was a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2017.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A. from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in New Hampshire and teaches in the English Department at Phillips Exeter Academy.