Mark Powell

Academic Specialty:

Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction


  • MAR Yale Divinity School
  • MFA The University of South Carolina
  • BA The Citadel

Selected Publications:

Lioness. West Virginia University Press, 2022.

Firebird. Haywire Books, 2020.

Small Treasons. Gallery/Simon and Schuster, 2017.

The Sheltering. Story River Books, 2014.

The Dark Corner. University of Tennessee Press, 2012.

Blood Kin. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Prodigals. University of Tennessee Press, 2002.

Mark Powell joined the ASU English Department in 2016. He is the author of six novels, including Small Treasons (Gallery/Simon and Schuster 2017)--a SIBA Okra Pick, and a Southern Living Best Book of the Year--and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and twice from the Fulbright Foundation to Slovakia and Romania. In 2009, he received the Chaffin Award for contributions to Appalachian literature. He has written about Southern culture and music for the Oxford American, the war in Ukraine for The Daily Beast, and his dog for Garden & Gun. He holds degrees from the Citadel, the University of South Carolina, and Yale Divinity School, and directs the creative writing program at Appalachian State University.  

Title: Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2323

Office address
Sanford Hall 540