Audrey Petty’s fiction was first published in a special issue of Callaloo dedicated to emerging African-American women artists. Her stories have since appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, African American Review, StoryQuarterly, Nimrod International Journal, The Louisville Review, The Massachusetts Review, and they have been anthologized in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing (Doubleday) and In the World, Not of It?: Black Writing From Chicago (Southern Illinois University Press). Her poetry has been featured in Crab Orchard Review and Cimarron Review.
She is the editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing (Voice of Witness/McSweeney’s Press).
Petty has written about television for ColorLines magazine, and her work about creative writing pedagogy has appeared in Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom and What We Talk About When We Talk About Creative Writing (Multilingual Matters Press). Her series of essays on family, migration and foodways have appeared in Columbia Journal, The Southern Review, Saveur, Callaloo, Cornbread Nation 4 (University of Georgia Press), and Best Food Writing 2006 (Marlowe and Company). She is currently at work on a novel.
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