This one time,  an Australian hipster with a great ass  took my portrait.

This one time, an Australian hipster with a great ass took my portrait.

know bout me

Bailey Morrison

I'm a word nerd who has been working in trade and scholarly book publishing since 2012. I had a tiny flash of brilliance with my own writing in the early 2000s. Then I floated for years. Now, after listening to a thousand goddamn podcasts, here I am with a Squarespace domain just like everyone else, intent on rigging my shoelaces to a ceiling fan and giving this writer thing a real whirl.

Influences are Lorrie Moore, Janice Galloway, Shirley Jackson, Toni Morrison, Isaac Hayes, Kristin Hersh, Zadie Smith, Theodore Roethke, and Juicy J.

For work, I am the Digital Media Producer and Direct Promotions Manager for the University of Texas Press. Do you have an interesting book project you want help with? Drop me a note.

I am from Birmingham, Alabama, and have lived in dope towns like Memphis and Austin. Also, Aberdeen, Scotland. I have been everything from a cleaning lady paid under the table to a literal lawn ornament wearing antebellum costumery. I have seen some shit. Not much, but some.

Likely Scotland. Or Germany. Taken by my grandfather, Donald Morrison, Jr.

Likely Scotland. Or Germany. Taken by my grandfather, Donald Morrison, Jr.