McFee, Michael

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Michael McFee was born in Asheville, N.C., on 4 June 1954. He received an A.B. (1976) and M.A. (1978) in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at the University since 1984. McFee has published collections of poetry, served as assistant editor for poetry at DoubleTake magazine, and was coordinator of the Second Sunday Reading Series in Chapel Hill.

From the description of Michael McFee papers, 1970s-2002 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 50797944

Michael McFee was born in Asheville, N.C., on 4 June 1954 andgrew up in the small town of Arden in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 with an A.B. in English with highest honors in creative writing. He received an M.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978. McFee served as poetry editor for Carolina Quarterly while attending graduate school. After completing his degree, he became book editor for Spectator magazine in Raleigh, N.C., and book commentator for WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill. Throughout that time, McFee was writing poems and submitting them for publication in various magazines. Since the late 1970s, his work has appeared in journals such as Southern Poetry Review, American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Atlantic Monthly .

McFee has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1984. He started in that year as visiting lecturer in Creative Writing and, in 2002, became professor of English. He also served as visiting assistant professor of English at Cornell University and Lawrence University. During those two decades, he published six collections of poetry.

McFee has spent his professional career supporting and promoting North Carolina literature. He edited an anthology of contemporary North Carolina poetry in 1994 and compiled an anthology of short stories by North Carolina writers six years later. In 1996, McFee became coordinator of the Second Sunday Reading Series, a series started by author Doris Betts to bring writers with North Carolina roots to Chapel Hill.

McFee has won numerous awards and fellowships for teaching and writing, including a Discovery/ The Nation Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in creative writing. He lives in Durham, N.C.

From the guide to the Michael McFee Papers, 1970s-2002, (Southern Historical Collection)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Reynolds Price Papers, bulk, 1927-2010 and undated, 1956-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Applewhite, James. James Applewhite papers, 1963-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lieberman, Laurence. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-. Clyde Edgerton papers, 1918-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Shelby Stephenson Papers, 1965-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf McFee, Michael. [Poetry and prose selections] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf McFee, Michael. Michael McFee papers, 1970s-2002 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Michael McFee Papers, 1970s-2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Maron, Margaret. [North Carolina authors literary ephemera : M]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents M-N). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Archie Ammons papers, 1945-2010. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001. Archie Ammons papers, 1945-2010. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Clyde Edgerton Papers, 1918-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Jones, Paul, 1950-. Papers, 1978-1995 (general abstract). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf McFee, Michael. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1980-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Harmon Papers (#4568), 1939-2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Cornell University. Creative Writing Program. Creative Writing Program broadsides, 2003-2010. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Fred Chappell papers, 1944-2013 and undated Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Paul Jones Papers (#4787), 1978-1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001. person
associatedWith Applewhite, James. person
associatedWith A. R. Ammons person
associatedWith A. R. Ammons 1926-2001 person
associatedWith Betts, Doris. person
associatedWith Chappell, Fred, 1936- person
associatedWith Cornell University. Creative Writing Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Doris Betts person
associatedWith Edgerton, Clyde, 1944- person
associatedWith Fred Chappell person
associatedWith Harmon, William, 1938- person
associatedWith Jones, Paul, 1950- person
associatedWith Lieberman, Laurence. person
associatedWith Michael McFee person
correspondedWith Price, Reynolds, 1933-2011 person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Shelby, 1938- person
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North Carolina
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Poets, American--20th century
American poetry--20th century
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