About

Candace Butler is a songwriter, professional graphic designer, and Appalachian poet residing in Abingdon, Virginia.

Butler holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University of Los Angeles. She received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Graphic Design concentration and Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus in Literature & Creative Writing from Virginia Intermont College. Her primary research and teaching interests are creative writing, graphic design, typography, and letterpress printing. 

Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Wild Leek Press, an independent literary press focusing on letterpress printing and design. Butler is an in-house graphic designer for a prestigious local business. She is former Co-Poetry Editor of Lunch Ticket, an online literary magazine, and she has written numerous music and film reviews for various online magazines. Butler is a member of the AIGA, the Poetry Society of America, and the Poetry Society of Virginia. She is also a ’Round the Mountain artisan. 

Butler has two chapbooks of poetry, and her poems appear in journals and anthologies, including The Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Nikki Giovanni Volume VIIIStill: The Journal, OneThe Pikeville ReviewPrime Number MagazineClamorRiverLit, Pure CoincidenceAbout Place JournalEclectica Magazine3 Elements ReviewSilver Birch PressKind of a Hurricane Press, and others.


Skills:

InDesign
100%
Illustrator
95%
Photoshop
90%
HTML & CSS
100%
Word & Excel
90%
Typography
100%
Letterpress
100%

Affiliations:

AIGA
Poetry Society of America

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