Stevie Edwards


Clemson, SC

Author's Bio

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 Review, TriQuarterly, 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). 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.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 
  • Recipient of VSC Fellowship from Vermont Studio Centers (2023) 
  • Recipient of Tennessee Williams Scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2022)
  • Nominated for AWP Intro Journals Prize by University of North Texas (2018)
  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Up North Lit and American Poetry Journal (2018)
  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Booth Magazine, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Yemassee Journal (2017)
  • Recipient of the Mary Patchell Scholarship from University of North Texas (2016 & 2017)
  • Winner of Button Poetry Chapbook Contest for Sadness Workshop (2017)
  • Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award for Poetry for Good Grief (2013)
  • Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze for Poetry for Good Grief (2013)
  • Young Alumni Award from Albion College (2013)
  • Honorable Mention in “New Writers Award” from Glimmer Train (2012)
  • Winner of Tired Hearts Press Chapbook Competition for Atomic Girl (2012)
  • Recipient of Corson-Browning Poetry Prize from Cornell University (2012)
  • Winner of Write Bloody Publishing Open Manuscript Competition for Good Grief (2011)
  • Recipient of Senior Writing Prize from Albion College (2009)
  • Recipient of Richard Bethune Student Research Fellowship from Albion College (2008)
  • Recipient of Walter S. and Syrena M. Howell Essay Award from Albion College (2007)

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Teenagers
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Lansing, MI
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Last update: Apr 22, 2023