Jeff Newberry

Jeff Newberry (Fiction, Poetry) | Tifton, GA

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Jeff Newberry, a native of the Florida Gulf Coast, is the Poet in Residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. His most recent book is A Stairway to the Sea (Pulpwood Press). His is author of the poetry collection Brackish (Aldrich Press) and the chapbook A Visible Sign (Finishing Line). With fellow Gulf Coast native, Brent House, he is the co-editor of the anthology The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press).


A Stairway to the Sea (Pulpwood Press, 2016). Novel. Fiction.
Brackish (Aldrich Press, 2012). Poetry.


  • A Visible Sign (Finishing Line Press, 2008)

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

Brackish is an illuminating and pitch-perfect portrait of a region and a people, and Jeff Newberry’s wonderful collection also serves as a powerful demonstration of the role that the places we call home have in both shaping and cursing us. These haunting, evocative poems will stay with you for a very long time.
—Skip Horack, author of The Southern Cross and The Eden Hunter

In his stunning first novel, Newberry casts his hook into a shadowy mill town located along the sun-bright beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. A Stairway to the Sea is an utterly enthralling page-turner from start to finish.
—Sîan Griffiths, author of Borrowed Horses

Jeff Newberry has staked his literary claim on the Florida Panhandle, painting a vivid picture of life—and death—on the Gulf. He sets a scene so vivid, you’ll swear you smell the salt air and taste the cheap beer. Newberry populates his landscape with fully realized characters who keep you turning the page as the drama unfolds. Bravo for this much welcome debut.
—Victor Gischler, Edgar and Anthony Nominated author of Gun Monkeys, The Deputy, and Stay

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