Browning is a poet, community arts organizer, and literary podcast host. She has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize.
Listen as Abigail reads her poem, “Good for Worms” for a collaboration with the experimental gallery, Arts Beacon, in Atlanta, “where artists create, collaborate and experiment developing new ideas in a supportive community of artists.” Art by Eric Norris and sound story by Jason Drakeford.
Abigail Browning received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, under the instruction of poets Rebecca Black, Stuart Dischell, and David Roderick. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Vanderbilt University where she received the Merrill Moore Poetry Award.
Since 2015, Abigail has been a dedicated member of the Carrboro, NC Poet’s Council. Each October, the Poets Council organizes and runs the town’s annual West End Poetry Festival, a free poetry event for all ages. In 2020, Browning spearheaded the virtual effort, which included online workshops, a community-written poem, an open mic, and featured poet readings.
Editor and Podcast Host
Abigail is contributing editor for the literary blog, tatestreet.org. In 2015, she hosted and produced the podcast, “In the Margins,” a biweekly dialogue with well known writers and editors about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the literary world.
Abigail co-wrote the song “The Dreamer” for Rearrange My Heart, by Che Apalache, which was nominated for “Best Folk Album” in 2019.