Zackary Medlin grew up in South Carolina, ran away to Alaska, spent some time in Utah, and currently hangs a hat in Colorado. He holds an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, where he was awarded the Clarence Snow Memorial Fellowship. His debut poetry collection Beneath All Water is the winner of the 2023 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize and will be published by Conduit Books & Ephemera in spring 2024.

Zackary's poetry has appeared in The Boiler, The Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Grist, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-America Review, and Tinderbox Poetry, among others, as well as the anthology In Between Spaces, and has been featured on Poetry Daily. His poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and have been awarded an AWP Intro Journals Award, the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry, and the Nancy D. Hargrove Editor’s Prize.

He teaches creative writing at Fort Lewis College and lives in Bayfield with his partner, their cat, and a yard full of hummingbirds, foxes, and mule deer.

A photograph of the author Zackary Medlin
A photograph of the author Zackary Medlin