Clinton Crockett Peters

Clinton Crockett Peters is an assistant professor of creative writing at Berry College, the world’s largest college (27,000 acres). He is the author of Pandora’s Garden (2018), a finalist for the ASLE Book Award, and Mountain Madness (2021), both from the University of Georgia Press. He appears in Best American Essays 2020 and has been noted five other times in the Best American series. He’s received prizes from the Iowa Review, Shenandoah, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Columbia Journal. His creative nonfiction appears in Orion, the Southern Review, Hotel Amerika, the Threepenny Review, Fourth Genre, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow, and a PhD from the University of North Texas. In previous lives, he was an outdoor wilderness guide, an English teacher in Kosuge Village, Japan (population: 900), and a radio DJ.