Grant Kittrell is a writer, illustrator, and the Poetry Editor at Flock Literary Journal, which recently received CLMP’s Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine. He was the winner of the 2018 Phillip Booth Poetry Prize. Last year he served as the Fall 2018 Writer-in-Residence at Randolph College. His work has appeared in Salt Hill, The Common, The Carolina Quarterly, The Normal School, Gigantic Sequins, Construction and Magma Poetry, among others. His collection of prose poems, Let’s Sit Down, Figure This Out, is out from Groundhog Poetry Press. He received his MFA from Hollins University in 2014, and he currently lives and writes in Lynchburg, VA where he serves as the Director of the Academic Services Center and the Writing Program at Randolph College.
Steeped in images from the known world in a series of topographical maps of the subconscious, populated by domestic tableaus in the tradition of Russell Edson and James Tate, and infused with a hint of Southern Gothic, Grant Kittrell’s Let’s Sit Down, Figure This Out contains prose poems that manifest the ill-logic of our dreams: imaginative word-scapes that render the real world, transmuted by the twin-engines of humor and sadness.
–Christopher Kennedy, author of Ennui Prophet