Poetry Goes Viral: Aidan Forster, Stevie Edwards, & Raena Shirali

Join us for the next installment of #PoetryGoesViral this Thursday at 7:00pm online @CarolinaPoets featuring http://www.facebook.com/carolinapoets This event will be live-streamed on the Facebook page Carolina Poets. This weeks reading features Aidan Forster, Stevie Edwards, & Raena Shirali! Aidan Forster is a queer writer from Greenville, South Carolina. They are the author of the chapbooks Exit Pastoral (YesYes Books, 2019) and Wrong June (Honeysuckle Press, 2020). Their work appears in or is forthcoming from The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2017, BOAAT, Columbia Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Teen Vogue, and Tin House, among others. They read poetry for Muzzle and serve as an Associate Editor for Sibling Rivalry Press. A graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ creative writing program, they study Literary Arts and Public Health at Brown University. You can find their work at https://www.yesyesbooks.com/product-page/exit-pastoral-by-aidan-forster. Raena Shirali is a poet, educator, and editor from Charleston, South Carolina. Raena is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017), which won the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Winner of a Pushcart Prize & a former Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University, Raena is also the recipient of prizes and honors from VIDA, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, & Cosmonauts Avenue. She lives in Philly, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Holy Family University. She was recently appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief for Muzzle Magazine. Find her work at www.raenashirali.com Buy GILT at https://www.yesyesbooks.com/product-page/gilt 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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