Molly McCully Brown received her MFA from the University of Mississippi, and is a graduate of Stanford University and Simon's Rock of Bard College. She has published poems in Gulf Coast, Image, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
"Molly McCully Brown's first book of poems, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, is part history lesson, part seance, part ode to dread. It arrives as if clutching a spray of dead flowers. It is beautiful and devastating." -- The New York Times "Brown's humbling and heartbreaking poems restore dignity to lives sacrificed in the name of perfection." -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "...[a] fierce and lyric debut..." -- Oxford American "The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded is art, and purposeful and fantastic art at that... Brown deserves every praise that comes her way - the poetry is incredible, and the history that it reveals as painful as it is necessary to understand. " -- The Blueshift Journal