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Brinson Leigh Kresge is an MFA candidate in fiction and a teaching assistant at UNC Wilmington, where she serves as fiction editor for Ecotone


Her nonfiction recently appeared in the New York Times and in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Kresge’s poem “Lake Leavings” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net after its publication in 805 Lit + Art; her writing has also appeared in mixed-media art presentations in the United States and Osaka, Japan.


As the Mobile Moves, Kresge’s current project is a full-length, genre-bending manuscript that reflects the complexity of identity, sexuality, interconnectedness, and impermanence through a dismantling of formalities and a shifting interplay of form. 

Recent Publications:

Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

"Repetition Development

in the Lyric Essay"

April 2023

The New York Times - 

Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories

February 2023 - Sunday Styles NYT

805 Lit + Art

"Lake Leavings"

2021 - Pushcart Prize Nomination

2022 - Best of the Net Nomination

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