Prince Bush (he/they) is a poet and current MFA student at Western Kentucky University. He was a 2019 Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets Fellow, an Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholar at Fisk University, a quarter-finalist for the 2018 Frontier OPEN (Frontier Poetry), nominated for the Pushcart Prize (“Uncivil”, "Half") and Best of the Net ("The Therapist asks [. . .]", "I'm Offered to [. . .]"), and a finalist for the 2020 Sundress Publications Chapbook Contest for Of Tuneful Rot. Prince reads poetry for TriQuarterly.

Bio in the Poets&Writers directory


"100s" Poetry Writing Group (May – July 2019)

Attendee, The Short Poem with Carl Phillips (June 2020)

Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets Fellow (2019)

Editorial Assistant, Hobart (2018 – 2019)

Commissioned by The Porch for Poetry In Motion (“Commute,” “To Downtown,” and “Transit;” 2020)

Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholarship, Fisk University (B.A. English; Minor, Women and Gender Studies, 2016 – 2020; summa cum laude)

First-round Poetry Judge, Porch Prize (2020)

Guest Columnist, The Rumpus (2020)

Guest Columnist, The Tennessean (2019)

Guest Lecturer at Wesleyan University, poet Jonathan Andrew Pérez’s “Poetic Justice: Race, Law, and Critical Consciousness” (re: “Types of Burns,” 2020)

Intern, BookPage (2019)

Member of Phi Beta Kappa

MFA, Western Kentucky University (Creative Writing, Concentration: Poetry, 2023)

Poetry Reader, TriQuarterly (2021 – present)

Poetry Reading, Lyrical Brew (May 2019)

Reading of Two Self-Portraits in Hobart and Q&A for “Politics, Desire, & the Politics of Desire” class with poet Michael Chang (2020)

Volunteer, Frist Art Museum (2016 – 2020)