T. J. McLemore

T. J. McLemore is a PhD student in English specializing in contemporary American speculative literature and poetics with an emphasis on ecocritical approaches to science fictions. His research explores the ecological imagination through the lenses of environmental justice and biopolitics, science and technology studies, geographies of dispossession, and Afrofuturism. McLemore holds an MFA in Creative Writing–Poetry from Boston University. He is the author of the chapbook Circle/Square (Autumn House, 2020), and his poems and reviews appear in New England Review, Crazyhorse, 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Kenyon Review Online, Adroit Journal, and other publications. His awards include the Autumn House Chapbook Prize, the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, inclusion in Best New Poets, and nominations for the Pushcart Prizes. He has served as a Pinsky Teaching Fellow at Boston University, a Poetry by the Sea Scholar, a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is a 2020–21 Benson Center Harper Graduate Fellow at CU Boulder.


T. J. acted as Graduate Student Mentor to Gwendalynn Roebke.