Celisa Steele

Celisa SteeleOriginally from Arkansas, Celisa Steele now lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, where she serves as the town’s poet laureate (2013 to 2016). Her poetry has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Anglican Theological Review, Tar River Poetry, The Comstock Review, The South Carolina Review, Broad River Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and other publications. In 2011, Emrys Press published her first chapbook, How Language Is Lost. She is a member of the Carrboro Poets Council. Read more about her poetry at www.celisasteele.com.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • Introductions of the poets at the Opening Celebration | Friday, October 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Flyleaf Books
  • Welcome and Introduction of Reginald Dwayne Betts at the Poetry Reading and Discussion | Saturday, October 17 | noon to 1:15 | Century Center
  • Finale Readings | Saturday, October 17 | 7 to 8:30 pm | Century Center
  • For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.