Alex Albright

author, editor, founding editor of the North Carolina Literary Review

Alex Albright, a native of Graham, NC, earned a BA at UNC-CH and MFA at UNCG. He worked in bookstores in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Gastonia and taught high school in New Orleans before joining the English faculty at ECU in 1981. Founding editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, he has written & produced two musical productions: the UNC-TV documentary Boogie in Black and White (1987) and the one-woman show, Coming into Freedom (1990), for Louise Anderson and the NC Symphony.

Albright has served as editor for the follow publications: The North Carolina Poems (1994) by A.R. Ammons and also his Mule Poems (2010); Leaves of Greens: The Collard Poems (1984); Dreaming the Blues: Poems from Martin County Prison (1984). Albright is also the author of The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy (2013). He won the 1991 Jack Kerouac Prize, the ’98 R. Hunt Parker Award, the ’07 Roberts Award, and the ’12 Brown-Hudson Award. Albright lives in Fountain and with his wife, Elizabeth, operates Fountain General Store.

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