Latorial Faison

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Industry Education
Occupation Poet, Author & Educator
Location Virginia, United States
Introduction Latorial Faison, BA, MA, EdD, was born & raised in Courtland, VA. She’s authored & edited 14 books, including Mother to Son, Love Poems, 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Volumes 1-3, 100 Poems You Can Write, Secrets of My Soul, Immaculate Perceptions, Kendall's Golf Lesson & two junior writing anthologies. Faison has degrees in English Language & Literatures from UVA & VA TECH. She achieved a doctoral degree in Education at Virginia State University. Her writing has been selected for publication in Artemis Journal, PENUMBRA, HaikUniverse, Virginia's Best Emerging Poets, RHINO, Typishly Literary Magazine, Southern Poetry Anthology IX, Prairie Schooner, About Place Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Mandala Journal, Southern Women's Review, Deep South Magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Obsidian, Chickenbones, Typehouse & elsewhere. A 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Center fellow, Faison is a recipient of the Tom Howard Poetry Prize and has been published alongside Iyanla Vanzant, Danny Glover & Dr. Cornel West in the NAACP Image Award winning book Keeping the Faith. She teaches at Virginia State University.
Interests African American Literature, Black Poetry, African American Studies, Cultural Criticism, Social Justice, Women's Studies, Creative Writing, Religious Studies