Poet Information

Angela DribbenFollow

About the Poet

Angie Dribben is an autistic Appalachian poet living in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Her debut poetry collection, Everygirl, was a finalist for the 2020 Broadkill Review Dogfish Head Prize. She is Contributing Reviews Editor for Cider Press Review, a poetry contributor at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and holds an MFA from Randolph College. Her most recent work can be found in Los Angeles Review, Orion, Coffin Bell, Split Rock Review, The Night Heron Barks, Cave Wall, EcoTheo, Big City Lit, among others.

Angie Dribben demonstrates a commitment to artistic stewardship: serving as adjudicator for Virginia’s Poetry Out Loud; Advisory Panelist for Virginia Commission for the Arts; External Peer Reviewer for Pasque Press; and Vice President of the West region of Poetry Society of Virginia. She is a regular reviewer of poetry and hybrid collections. Dribben served on several literary journals, most recently Cave Wall and Cider Press Review.

Dribben is active in her local mountain community: leads a multi-genre creative writing group at her local library; coordinates readings and workshops both in-person and on Zoom in order to increase accessibility to creative arts; and initiated an Oral History project for a hospice.



Virginia City or County Affiliation

Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Years of Residence in Virginia


Current City/State of Residence

Meadows of Dan, Virginia





Year of Birth



Appalachian, Social Justice, Gender, Autism



Published Works or Performances

  • Everygirl, Main Street Rag, 2021.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances



Angie Dribben


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