George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon’s most recent poetry collections are Many-Storied House (University Press of Kentucky, forthcoming in 2013), and She Let Herself Go, (LSU, 2012). Her other work includes a novel, a memoir, and a short story collection as well as thirty-seven books for young readers. She has received an Al Smith Fellowship, residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Arts, numerous grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and is featured in the PBS series, The United States of Poetry. A native of Harlan County, Kentucky, Lyon works as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington.