Audrey T. Carroll is the author of What Blooms in the Dark (ELJ Editions, 2024), Parts of Speech: A Disabled Dictionary (Alien Buddha Press, 2023), and Queen of Pentacles (Choose the Sword Press, 2016), as well as the editor of the anthology Musing the Margins: Essays on Craft (Human/Kind Press, 2020). She is a bi/queer and disabled/chronically ill writer who was born and raised in Queens, NYC.
Audrey received her BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University, her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Arkansas, and her MA in English from the University of Rhode Island. Audrey currently attends Illinois State University's English Studies PhD program with a Creative Writing area of interest, and is enrolled in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certification program.
Audrey's scholarly interests include Creative Writing Studies, Queer Studies, Bisexuality Studies, marginalized perspectives on narrative craft, and inclusive pedagogy. She serves as a Diversity and Inclusion Editor for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies and as the Chair of Publications on the Creative Writing Studies Organization's Board of Directors. She also serves as a Fiction Editor with Chaotic Merge Magazine.
Audrey loves coffee, sitcoms, and ordering too many library books. Her favorite book is Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan. Her other literary influences include James Baldwin, Casey McQuiston, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alexandria Bellefleur, Jericho Brown, Ada Limon, Carmen Maria Machado, Julie Otsuka, and Madeline Miller. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, her daughter, and her adopted Arkansan cats Joplin and Andromeda.