Cara Dees

In addition to having taught multiple university-level classes at Vanderbilt and Arkansas, Cara Dees has taught in after-school programs and served as a poetry editor at Nashville Review and managing editor at The Arkansas International. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and was a finalist for Indiana Review’s 2016 Poetry Prize. Her work appears or is forthcoming in such journals as The Adroit Journal, Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, The Journal, and Southern Humanities Review.
Wherever she teaches, she has been amazed at the diversity of students’ interpretations of literature and the inventiveness of their language as they learn to inform the world around them.