Born in West Texas, Vievee Francis earned a B.A. from Fisk University and an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. She serves as an associate editor of Callalooand an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Francis is the author of The Shared World(forthcoming in 2022); Forest Primeval(2015), winner of the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award; Horse in the Dark (2012), winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize; and Blue-Tail Fly (2006). She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops and a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan.
Among her other honors, Francis is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, a Kresge Fellowship, and the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best American Poetry (2010, 2014, 2017, and 2019) and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry.