Michael Croley is the author of Any Other Place: Stories, winner of the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Weatherford Award from Berea College. His reporting, stories, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, VQR, The Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review OnlineLitHubNarrative, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is also the co-editor of Midland: Reports from Flyover Country and a commissioning editor with the University of Kentucky Press’s Appalachian Futures series of Asian American literature.


MFA - Creative Writing | University of Memphis
MA - Creative Writing | Florida State University
BA - Government | Western Kentucky University

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Geoff Bouvier

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]