Hometown: Ocilla, Georgia
Ms. Harper grew up in Georgia, received an MFA from Indiana University and now lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she studies book arts. Her poems have been published in "Hotel Amerika," "Swink" and "Willow Springs."
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002
- Booth Tarkington Thesis Year Fellowship in Poetry, 2005
- Will H. Hays, Jr., Memorial Award
- National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2005
- Associate Poetry Editor, Indiana Review, 2004-05
- Recipient, Summer Poetry Residency, The Poetry Center of Chicago, 2004
- Emerging Writer in Poetry Award, Swink, 2004
- Estelle Campbell Award, National Society of Arts and Letters National Conference, 2003
- 2003 Vachel Lindsey Poetry Award, Willow Springs
- Elected Student Representative, Visiting Poet Search Committee, Indiana University, 2003
- First Prize and Mrs. Granville Wells Memorial Award
- National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2003
- President's Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-2002.