Dr. Latorial Faison
Latorial Faison, a Virginia native, is the author of North Street Book Prize finalist, Mother to Son, the 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History trilogy collection, I Am Woman, flesh, LOVE POEMS, and other titles. A graduate of UVA and VA TECH, she completed doctoral studies at Virginia State University and published The Missed Education of the Negro: An Examination of the Black Segregated Education Experience in Southampton County, VA 1950-1970.
Dr. Faison has edited two junior writing anthologies of fiction and poetry and authored two children’s books. Faison, JMU Furious Flower Poetry Center fellow, Pushcart nominee, and Tom Howard Poetry Prize winner, has been published in Artemis Journal, West Trestle Review, Obsidian: Literature and Art in the African Diaspora, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, Stonecoast Review, PENUMBRA, About Place Journal, and elsewhere. Poetry by Faison has ranked as finalist and semi-finalist for the HUDSON, STEVENSON, and WHEELER Poetry Prizes. Forthcoming work, Mama Was a Negro Spiritual, was a semi-finalist for The CAVE CANEM POETRY PRIZE. Faison, who teaches English at Virginia State University, has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years; together, they have three sons.
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