2016 - 2017 Visiting Writer
Born in Charlottesville, VA, in 1955, Anthony Grooms was educated at the College of William and Mary and George Mason University. He has taught at various Universities including The University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Södertörns högskola in Sweden and Kennesaw State in Georgia. He the author of Ice Poems, a chapbook of poems, Trouble No More: Stories and Bombingham, a novel. His uncollected stories and poems have been published in Callaloo, African American Review, Crab Orchard Review, George Washington Review, and other literary journals. A new, yet untitled novel, is forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press. He is a Fulbright Fellow, a Yaddo Fellow, a Finalist for the Legacy Award from Hurston-Wright Foundation, an Arts Administration Fellow from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the recipient of two Lillian Smith Prizes from the Southern Regional Council.