CHITWOOD, Michael. American, b. 1958. Genres: Poetry, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Writer, poet, and journalist. Independent Weekly, Chapel Hill, NC, columnist, 1995-98; WUNC radio, Chapel Hill, NC, commentator, 1995-. Worked in maintenance at a fabric mill. Publications: Salt Works: Poems, 1992; Whet: Poems, 1995; The Weave Room, 1997; Hitting Below the Bible Belt: Blood Kin, Baptist Voodoo, Grandma's Teeth and Other Stories from the South, 1998. Contributor of poems, essays, and stories to national publications. Address: c/o Down Home Press, PO Box 4126, Asheboro, NC 27204, U.S.A.