Alicia Wright is a poet, educator, editor, scholar, and critic.






Originally from Rome, Georgia, Alicia Wright has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and from the University of Denver, where she is in her final year as a Ph.D. candidate in English & Literary Arts. She served as the 2020-2021 Denver Quarterly Editorial Fellow (Associate Editor), and is the founding editor of Annulet. Most recently she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and lives between Georgia and Iowa City, where she hosts the occasional poetry reading series Normie Creep in the Sacred Grove.

Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Ecotone, West Branch, and jubilat, among others. Essays and reviews appear in Full Stop, Los Angeles Review of Books, and on the Ploughshares blog. She has presented her research and scholarship at MLA and the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, and her essay, “Deepstep Come Shining’s Interlucidations" is forthcoming in Selves and Others: Essays on C.D. Wright (Under Discussion Series, University of Michigan Press). She is editing a cluster, “C.D. Wright in Context,” for Contemporaries at Post45.

As a freelance editor, writer, and teacher, Alicia is available for community-engaged poetry and narrative history workshops, class visits, literary criticism mentorship, poetry manuscript consultations, single poem or chapbook assessments, creative writing MFA or Ph.D. application consultations, or other ideas for teaching or editorial collaboration. Inquiries here are welcome. Follow her on X and Instagram.