Join us for the next installment of #PoetryGoesViral this Thursday at 7:00pm online @CarolinaPoets featuring
Featuring Lisa Hase-Jackson, Vera Gomez, & Stevie Edwards (Will be reading in that order)
Lisa M. Hase-Jackson is the author of Flint and Fire (The Word Works), winner of the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series as selected by Jericho Brown. She is Editor in Chief at South 85 Journal and founding editor of Zingara Poetry Review. She lives in Charleston, SC with her poet husband, two cats and four chickens.
This event will be live-streamed on the Facebook page Carolina Poets. Curated by Derek Berry
Vera Gómez is a habitual border-crosser between her American upbringing and Mexican heritage. She is a workshop facilitator, performance poet and a teaching poet. Her poetry collection Barrio Voices was released in 2008; her first essay appeared in State of the Heart: Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume II (2015); her poetry has appeared in publications like ARCHIVE; Ties that Bind (2018), Quintet (2003), Kakalak, the Emrys Journal, and her short story, A Dry Run, was selected as a winner in the 2006 South Carolina Fiction Project.
Vera supports collaborative work and in 2017 teamed with the Indie Grits Festival’s Visones project; presented a Chautauqua Talk on Caesar Chavez; and introduced “Improv Poetry” at Read Up, Greenville. In 2018, she was part of the Free Verse: Charleston Poetry Festival and in 2019 her work was selected as part of the Rain Poetry Project in Columbia, SC. Vera also has curated a panel, Voces Nuevas: Raising Latinx Voices in South Carolina, for the Deckle Edge Festival (2019) and was named to The Jasper Project’s The Supper Table: Array of Remarkable SC Women in 2019. For more information visit www.vera.gomez.com.
Stevie Edwards holds a PhD in creative writing from University of North Texas and an MFA in poetry from Cornell University. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Crab Orchard Review, BOAAT, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer at Clemson University and author of Sadness Workshop (Button Poetry, 2018), Humanly (Small Doggies Press, 2015), and Good Grief (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012). She is Senior Editor in Book Development at YesYes Book and an Associate Editor at South Carolina Review; she also served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine from 2010-2020.
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