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Hi! I’m Alice Bolin, and I’m a writer who lives in Memphis, Tennessee. I currently teach creative nonfiction in the MFA program at the University of Memphis.

I mostly write longish-form critical essays about literature, music, and pop culture. Some special areas of interest are murder, country music, makeup, social media, poetry, and twentieth century women writers. You can read my essays here.

My first collection of essays, Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession, will be published by Morrow/HarperCollins on June, 26, 2018. It’s about place, crime, gender, and genre. You can preorder it!

I received my MFA in poetry from the University of Montana, and I have also published a lot of poems and stories. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Is that interesting?

I’m represented by Monika Woods at Curtis Brown. Follow me on Twitter; I am always online.