Celisa Steele

Celisa SteeleOriginally from Arkansas, Celisa Steele now lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, where she served as the town’s poet laureate from 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, Inch, and other publications. In 2011, Emrys Press published her first chapbook, How Language Is Lost. She is a charter member of the Carrboro Poets Council. Read more about her poetry at www.celisasteele.com.

Participation at the 2016 West End Poetry Festival

  • Member of the Carrboro Poets Council, the festival’s volunteer planning committee
  • Introductions of Gary Phillips and Michael McFee at the Finale Readings | Saturday, October 15 | 7 to 8:30 pm | Century Center

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.