Interviews with Audrey
*Audrey is a section editor for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies under "Audrey Heffers."
Audrey T. Carroll is the author of the poetry collection Queen of Pentacles (Choose the Sword Press, 2016). She is a Queens, NYC native who received her BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Arkansas. Her scholarly interests include gender studies, queer studies, bisexual studies, diversifying discussions of craft, inclusive pedagogy, and analyzing power in literature (especially in 20th and 21st century fiction). She serves as a Diversity & Inclusion section editor for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies*. In her fiction, she writes in both literary and fantasy, often testing the boundaries between the two.
Audrey is a bisexual and disabled/chronically ill writer. She especially explores bisexuality in her fiction and poetry, and she explores disability/chronic illness in her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Many of her recent creative nonfiction pieces have centered around disability/chronic illness, and her craft essay "Authenticating Detail and Disability Narratives" has been published by So to Speak. She is the editor of a craft essay anthology for Human/Kind Press that explores the connections between narrative craft and marginalized identities.
Audrey is often either drinking coffee or thinking about coffee. She is a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Good Place, and her favorite book is Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan. Her other literary influences include Aimee Bender, Kristin Cashore, Zoraida Cordova, Carmen Maria Machado, James Baldwin, Julie Otsuka, Ada Limon, and Madeline Miller. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, daughter, and adopted Arkansan cats, Joplin and Andromeda.