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Anna Sandy Elrod is a writer, editor, and teacher. She holds a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis and an MFA and PhD in Poetry from Georgia State University.. She was Editor in Chief of New South Journal from 2017-2020, and now serves as Editor and co-founder of joint projects Birdcoat Quarterly and Ghost Peach Press. Her poetry and creative nonfiction can be found in journals such as PleiadesThreepenny Review, North American Review, Fugue, Iron Horse, and her poem "Only Two" was selected as the winner of the 2020 Prism Review Poetry Prize. She has presented at conferences such as PAMLA, PCA/ACA, and the Austin International Poetry Festival, among others. Her writing and research interests include classic Greek and Roman mythology, glossolalia, motherhood, mushrooms (and other fungi), and the deconstruction of purity culture and religious fundamentalism. She recently repatriated from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and lives in rural Georgia, USA with her husband, her daughter, and several other small creatures.




Georgia State University

Obtained a PhD in English - Poetry with a creative dissertation titled "Husk: Poems."


Georgia State University

Obtained an MFA in Poetry with a creative thesis titled "The Etymology of Salvation."


University of Memphis

Obtained a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.

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