Jo Angela Edwins is the inaugural poet laureate of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Her chapbook
Play was published in 2016 by Finishing Line Press, and she has published poems in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Calyx, descant, New South, and Zone 3. She has received prizes from Winning Writers, Poetry Super Highway, and the South Carolina Academy of Authors (before becoming a board member) and is a Pushcart Prize, Forward Prize, and Bettering American Poetry nominee. A North Augusta native, she teaches American literature and creative writing at Francis Marion University in Florence.