Alan May / Poet


Alan May holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama. While studying at UA, he taught classes and served as Poetry Editor of the Black Warrior Review. May’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Plume, The Laurel Review, Interim, Hotel Amerika, Willow Springs, Diagram, Phoebe, Yemassee, and others. His most recent books are Dead Letters (BlazeVOX, 2008) and More Unknowns (Dead Academics, 2014). He has taught at the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo, and the University of Tennessee. For several years, he edited The Chapbook and the e-zine Apocryphaltext. He works as a librarian in Knoxville, TN.


“To Be That Boy, to Be That Horse” Plume, Issue 105, May 2020

“Memoir” and “Canon” DIAGRAM, 16.5

“Self-Portrait with Loaded Weapon” Perihelion, Issue 14

“Biography of Don Knots” DIAGRAM, 10.5

“Artists in Hell” Double Room, Issue 7

“In Hide and Hair” Double Room, Issue 7

“Biography of the Crow” The Nervous Breakdown, Feb. 2, 2012

“Flowers” More Unknowns (2014)

“Aglaope” More Unknowns (2014)

“Composition with Orange” More Unknowns (2014)