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Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards


Department of English
Office: 516 Strode

PhD: Creative Writing – Poetry, University of North Texas (2020); MFA: Creative Writing – Poetry, Cornell University (2013); BA: English with Creative Writing Emphasis, Albion College (2009)

Curriculum Vitae


ENGL 2020: Literary Forms and Creative Writing; ENGL 2150: Literature in 20th- and 21st-Century Contexts; and ENGL 3460: Introduction to Creative Writing -- Poetry

Research Interests
Poetry, Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature

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 Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer at Clemson University and the author of Sadness Workshop (Button Poetry, 2018), Humanly (Small Doggies Press, 2015), and Good Grief (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012). Edwards is currently Poetry Editor of The South Carolina Review and her third full-length collection of poetry, Quiet Armor, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press’s Curbstone imprint. Originally a Michigander, she now lives in South Carolina with her husband and a small herd of rescue pitbulls (Daisy, Tinkerbell, and Peaches). Stevie uses she/they pronouns.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Sadness Workshop, Button Poetry (contest winner)

Humanly, Small Doggies Press

Good Grief, Write Bloody Publishing

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Writer’s Chronicle: “A Room without Men: Toward Outlining a Feminist Poetics”

Poetry (Published)

Poetry: Parthenogenesis"

Columbia Review: “Tapping Therapy” (Volume 10: Issue No. 2)

The Journal: “Another Poem About Pain” (Issue 43.1)

Crazyhorse: “Essay on Guns”

West Branch: “A Few More Lines on Lavinia”

Gulf Coast (Online Issue): “Drunk Bitch Dreams of a Luminous Stream” (

Pleiades: “Dream of Crossing” (Issue 38.1)

Ninth Letter: “Everything is Going Okay for Once” (Volume 14, No. 2)

Redivider: “Spell for Undoing a Life Sentence” (Issue 14.2)

TriQuarterly: “Some Things We Carried” (Issue 152)

TriQuarterly: “Mom’s Asked to Consider that the Supreme Court Ruling Against Giving Life without Parole as a Sentence for Minors Might Free Her Brother after 40-Years of Incarceration” (Issue 152)

32 Poems: “Fidelity” (Volume 15, Number 1)

32 Poems: “What Is Left to Say About the Body” (Volume 15, Number 1)

Women’s Studies Quarterly: “Sentry” (Volume 45, Numbers 1-2)

Booth: “After Party” (

Booth: “Calling Her Names” (

The Journal: “The Rapists Seem Hurt by Being Called Their Names in Public” (Issue 39.3)

Rattle: “After the Vigil for the Charleston Church Massacre.” (

Indiana Review: “Nobody Is Lost” (Volume 35, Issue 1)

Southern Indiana Review: “Gorge”

Rattle: “What I Mean By Ruin Is…” (Issue 35,

Crab Orchard Review: “Easy as Pie” (Volume 24: Issue No. 2, December 2019).

American Poetry Review: “Narrative” (Volume 49: Issue No. 1, January 2020). Print.

Missouri Review: “Window Shopping” (November 2019).

Poetry (Forthcoming)

“The Myths We Live By” in Bennington Review

Reviews & Interviews

“Editor’s Corner: An Interview with Elaina Ellis of Copper Canyon”, American Literature Review

Review of blud by Rachel McKibbens, Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat)

“Editor’s Corner: An Interview with Jenny Molberg of Pleaides”, American Literature Review

“Regarding, Or Disregarding, the Non-Human World: An Interview with Melissa Kwasny”, American Literature Review

Review of play dead. by francine j. harris, Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat)

Review of My Dinner with Ron Jeremy by Kendra DeColo, Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat)

Poet Activist Spotlight: Mahogany L. Browne, Ploughshares Blog

Poet Activist Spotlight: Lynn Melnick, Ploughshares Blog

Poet Activist Spotlight: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Ploughshares Blog

Poet Activist Spotlight: Franny Choi, Ploughshares Blog

Poet Activist Spotlight: Rachel McKibbens, Ploughshares Blog

Poet Activist Spotlight: Jacqui Germain, Ploughshares Blog

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