Biography

When not at her writing desk, Quincy Gray McMichael stewards her farm, Vernal Vibe Rise, on Moneton ancestral land. Her writing, both creative nonfiction and poetry, has appeared in Salon, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Appalachian Review, Yes! Magazine, Still: The Journal, Burningword, and Chautauqua, among others.

Quincy holds an MFA from the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. She is a 2022 Pushcart Prize nominee, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow, and serves as Contributing Editor at Good River Review.

Quincy is revising a hybrid memoir that explores obsession and overwork through a blend of poetry and prose as well as “Without Child,” a memoir-in-verse about grief, intimacy, and family (which was shortlisted for the 2023 Steel Toe Books Prize).

Find her (sparingly) online via Twitter: @quincy_gray_mcm + Instagram: @vernal_vibe_rise