Latorial Faison is a native of Virginia whose poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Solstice Literary Magazine, Obsidian: Literature from the African Diaspora, Stonecoast Review, About Place Journal, Deep South Magazine, and elsewhere; she has edited and authored thirteen books of poetry for adults and children, including Mother to Son, the 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History trilogy collection, and 100 Poems You Can Write. This 2018 winner of the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid poetry prize and 2019 Furious Flower Poetry fellow studied English at the University of Virginia and completed graduate studies in English at VA TECH. She is a military spouse and mother of three who lives and teaches college English in Virginia.
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