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Adam Clay

Dr. Adam Clay

Associate Professor


Adam Clay is the author of Stranger (Milkweed Editions, 2016), A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012), and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006), and To Make Room for the Sea (Milkweed Editions, 2020). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Georgia Review, Boston Review, jubilat, Iowa Review, The Pinch, and elsewhere. He is Editor of Mississippi Review, a Co-Editor of Typo Magazine, and a Book Review Editor for Kenyon Review. He directs the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • PHD - Western Michigan University (2009)
  • MFA - University of Arkansas (2004)
  • To Make Room for the Sea
  • Stranger
  • A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World
  • The Wash

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Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing - Poetry; Contemporary American Poetry; Editing and Publishing