Frannie Lindsay's second volume of poetry, Lamb, was selected Perugia Press's 2006 Intro Award winner and was the runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her first volume, Where She Always Was (Utah State University Press, 2004), was selected by J.D. McClatchy as the winner of the May Swenson Award. She is the 2009 winner of the Missouri Review Prize.
Her poems have appeared individually in The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, Black Warrior Review, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Southern Humanities Review, Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, Field, Salamander, Beloit Poetry Journal, Passages North, Harvard Review, Poetry East, Tampa Review, Hunger Mountain, Poet Lore, and many other journals. They have also been featured on Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, and read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio's Writer's Almanac. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writer 's Workshop. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Millay Colony.