On Monday, February 24, 2020, Lewiston’s Franco-American Collection [FAC] is hosting poet, Steven Riel. Riel is the third featured writer of the FAC’s five Meet-A-Franco-Author programs being offered free of charge to the area’s Francophiles and lovers of fine writing in 2019-2020.
Writers in the program series, Franco-America at the Interstice of Identities, explore the conjunction of their Franco identity with another identity that is also important to them.
Steven Riel is the author of a full-length collection of poetry, Fellow Odd Fellow (Trio House, 2014), as well as three chapbooks, including most recently, Postcard from P-town, which was selected as runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals, including The Minnesota Review and International Poetry Review. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Franco-American literary e-journal Résonance. In 2016, he was selected as a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. He received an MFA in Poetry from New England College.