Born and raised in the foothills of the
Virginia Blue Ridge, Michael Chitwood is now a free-lance writer
living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Emory
& Henry College (BA) and the University of Virginia (MFA). Ohio
Review Books has published two books of his poetrySalt
Works (1992) and Whet (1995). His third book, The
Weave Room, was published by The University of Chicago Press
in the Phoenix Poets series (Spring 1998). His collection of essays,
Hitting Below the Bible Belt, was published by Down Home
Press in 1998.
Chitwood is a regular commentator for radio
station WUNC-FM. His book reviews and articles have appeared in
newspapers and magazines including the Greensboro News
& Record, Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News
& Observer magazine.