Jo Angela Edwins
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Jo Angela Edwins is a poet, English professor, animal lover, and avid jokester. She was born and raised in the Augusta, Georgia, area and earned a BA at Augusta University and an MA and PhD at the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Florence, SC, where she teaches poetry writing, American literature, and composition at Francis Marion University. Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Calyx, New South, Parentheses, Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Zone 3. Her chapbook Play was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. In 2014 she received the Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship Award from the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and in 2016 she received second prize in the annual Poetry Super Highway international poetry competition, for which she served as a judge in 2017. She is also a Pushcart Prize, Forward Prize, and Bettering American Poetry nominee. She is a member of the board of directors of SC Humanities and an editorial board member of Studies in American Culture and The Raymond Carver Review, and she also co-coordinates the annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival, held each November at Francis Marion University. She enjoys tending to her six cats and one beleaguered dog. When not busy with poetry, teaching, and other academic duties, she loves to travel and make her friends groan from her horrible pun-ridden jokes.
Winning Entry: This Film Has Been Edited for Content
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2019, Honorable Mention