T.J. McLemore
PhD Student

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T. J. McLemore is a PhD student in English specializing in contemporary American poetry and poetics with an emphasis on ecocritical approaches, including food and animal studies, adventure narratives, the environment in digital and urban spaces, and the ecological imagination. He holds a BA with Honors in English and Environmental Studies from Baylor University and an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Boston University. His poems, interviews, and reviews appear in Best New Poets, Crazyhorse, 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Kenyon Review Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, Adroit Journal, Massachusetts Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review, a Pushcart Prize nomination, a Robert Pinsky Teaching Fellowship from Boston University, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. If he’s not reading or writing, he’s likely out there biking, hiking, or skiing.