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College of Arts and Humanities

Kathleen Nalley

Kathleen Nalley

Senior Lecturer

Department of English
Office: 511 Strode

M.F.A. Creative Writing, Converse College; B.A. English, Writing Concentration, University of South Carolina

Curriculum Vitae


ENGL 2150: 20th & 21st Century Literature; ENGL 2120: World Literature; ENGL 2160: African American Literature; ENGL 3140: Technical Writing

Kathleen Nalley is the author of the prose poetry collection, Gutterflower (winner of the Bryant-Lisembee Editor’s Prize), as well as the poetry chapbooks Nesting Doll (winner of the S.C. Poetry Initiative Prize) and American Sycamore. Her poetry has appeared in New Flash Fiction Review, Slipstream, The Bitter Southerner, StorySouth, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in several collections. She received the Saluda River Poetry Prize in 2016 and was heralded by the Richland Library as one of “10 SC Poets to Watch.” She has served as poetry editor of the south85 literary journal, as an adjudicator for the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, as a judge for the SC State Library’s annual student poetry contest, and as a board member of the Emrys Foundation.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Gutterflower (Red Paint Hill Press, 2017)

American Sycamore (Finishing Line Press, 2015)

Nesting Doll (Stepping Stones Press, 2013)

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