Born and raised in Tennessee, Paul Killebrew earned a BA in English and political science from the University of Georgia and a law degree from New York University. He is the author of the chapbooks Forget Rita (2003), selected by John Ashbery for the Poetry Society of America New York Chapbook competition, and Inspector vs. Evader (2007). He is also the author of the book-length collection Flowers (2010).
Killebrew’s work engages political subjects and is at times reminiscent of that of the New York School of poets; a Publishers Weekly review of Flowers stated that Killebrew “explores the possibilities and uses of poetry and the experience of living in language.”
Killebrew lives in Louisiana and works as an attorney for the Innocence Project New Orleans.