The Writers House at F&M and Poetry Magazine: Panel and Reading with Destiny Birdsong, Anni Liu, and Stevie Edwards, Hosted by Su Cho

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 4:30 – 9:30 pm

61 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Franklin & Marshall Visiting Professor of English Su Cho guest edited the fall 2021 issues of Poetry. Please join Su and the Writers House at F&M for a panel discussion and reading by Destiny Birdsong, Anni Liu, and Stevie Edwards, whose poems Su included in the October 2021 issue of Poetry


This event is free of charge and open to the public. 

Both events will take place on Zoom.

4:30pm: Panel Discussion
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7:30 PM: Reading
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Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born poet, essayist, and fiction writer whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in the Paris Review DailyPoets & WritersCatapultThe Best American Poetry 2021, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Voelcker Award. Her debut novel, Nobody’s Magic, is forthcoming from Grand Central in February 2022.

Stevie Edwards holds a PhD in creative writing from University of North Texas and an MFA in poetry from Cornell University. Stevie’s poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry ReviewMissouri ReviewCrazyhorseCrab Orchard ReviewBOAAT, 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 the Senior Editor in Book Development at YesYes Books and served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine from 2010-2020. She recently was named the new Poetry Editor of The South Carolina Review and is working on placing her third full-length collection of poetry, Self-Portrait as Medusa. Originally a Michigander, she now lives in South Carolina with her husband and a small herd of rescue pitbulls (Daisy, Tinkerbell, and Peaches). She also has an amateur food blog: Stevie uses she/they pronouns.

Anni Liu was born in Xī’ān, Shǎnxī, in the year of the goat. She is the author of Border Vista, which won the 2021 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize from Persea Books, and her work is featured in Poetry Magazine, PloughsharesEcotoneTwo Lines, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from Indiana University, where she served as poetry editor of Indiana Review. She is currently working on a hybrid memoir about parole, translating the poetry of Dù Yá (度涯), and editing fiction and nonfiction at Graywolf Press.

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