Civitella Ranieri

Molly McCully Brown


Molly McCully Brown is the author of the poetry collection The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017, and the forthcoming essay collection Places I’ve Taken My Body. (Persea Books, 2020) With Susannah Nevison, she is also the coauthor of the poetry collection In The Field Between Us (forthcoming from Persea Books, 2020). The recipient of fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, United States Artists, and The Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, she teaches at Kenyon College, where she is the Kenyon Review Fellow in Poetry.

Festival Years: 2020, 2021