Poet and Author
Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack, the first chapbook of Third Man Books (2017), which sold out within months of publication. Her poetry has appeared in The Account, Talking River, Gabby Journal, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary and other publications. She is poetry editor of Wordpeace and the curator of several reading series in Nashville, Tenn. In 2017-2018, she served as a resident poet for the “Nick Cave: FEAT” art exhibition at Frist Art Museum. A member of the Blair House Collective of poets—recently featured on NPR--Rouse often collaborates with other poets, artists and musicians. She also cohosts Re\VERB, a podcast where literature and pop culture meet. Rouse currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is working on her full collection of poetry.