Biography

Zach Powers - Author of Gravity Changes

About Zach Powers

Zach Powers is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives and writes in Arlington, Virginia. His novel First Cosmic Velocity was published in August 2019 by Putnam, and his debut story collection Gravity Changes won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was published in 2017 by BOA Editions. His prose and exactly one poem have been featured by American Short FictionBlack Warrior ReviewTin House Online, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He co-founded the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live. He led the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home for eight years. He was an arts and culture columnist for Savannah Morning News. He serves as Artistic Director for The Writer's Center, where he organizes literary events, edits The Writer's Center Magazine, and manages marketing for Poet Lore, America's oldest poetry journal. He once won a regional Emmy for writing a public service announcement.