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Bobby C. Rogers

Bobby C. Rogers

Bobby C. Rogers was born in 1964 and grew up in McKenzie, Tennessee. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, he studied at the University of Virginia, completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1988. He serves as professor of English and writer in residence at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Rogers is the author of the collection of poems Paper Anniversary (2010), which won the 2009 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Image, and Southwest Review, among other literary journals and magazines. He also has contributed essays to the recently published books KJV 400: The Legacy and Impact of the King James Version (2012), From Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (2012), and Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs (2010).

Rogers’s other awards and honors include the Greensboro Review Literary Prize in Poetry (2002) and three nominations for a Pushcart Prize.