J. Scott Brownlee
Originally from rural Texas, J. Scott Brownlee is a founding member of The Localists, a literary collective that emphasizes place-based writing of personal witness, cultural memory, and the aesthetically marginalized working class. His poems appear in The Kenyon Review, Narrative, West Branch Wired, Beloit Poetry Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Devil’s Lake, RATTLE, The Greensboro Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and elsewhere. The winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize for Highway or Belief, he is also the author of Ascension, which won the 2014 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press. A former NYU Writers in the Public Schools Fellow, he lives and writes in Brooklyn.