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), In My Next Queer Life, I Want to Be (kith books 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 queer (genderqueer/genderpunk and bi) 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 a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certification.
Audrey's scholarly interests include Creative Writing Studies, Queer Studies, Bisexuality Studies, Disability Studies, marginalized perspectives on narrative craft, inclusive pedagogy, and embodied 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. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Genrepunk 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, Ada Limon, Carmen Maria Machado, Julie Otsuka, Madeline Miller, Mac Crane, Natalie Wee, Alix E. Harrow, Henry Hoke, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Kelly Weber, and T. Kingfisher.
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