Liz Countryman’s first book, A Forest Almost, was selected by Graham Foust as the winner of the 2016 Subito Press Poetry Prize and will be published by Subito in 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, American Poetry Review, AGNI, The Kenyon Review, The Volta, Boston Review, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. A Forest Almost was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Di Castagnola Award.
Countryman received her M.F.A. from the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. from the University of Houston, where she served as poetry editor for Gulf Coast. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, where she is Writer in Residence at the University of South Carolina and coeditor, with her husband Samuel Amadon, of the poetry journal Oversound.