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Jayme Ringleb was raised in the southern United States and northern Italy. Their debut poetry collection, So Tall It Ends in Heaven, is published by Tin House Books. Poems from this collection have appeared recently in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and Ploughshares.


Jayme is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers Conference, and fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

Author photo by Zach Linge

An endowed chair and assistant professor of English at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jayme teaches courses in creative writing, poetry and poetics, and queer literature. They hold a PhD from Florida State University, an MFA from the University of Oregon, and an MBA from the University of Iowa. Jayme's editorial work includes service with PEN America, Pleiades Press, The Adroit Journal, and the Southeast Review.

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