Published Writing and Bio

Publications  (poems, essays, creative nonfiction, and hybrid)

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3Elements Review
“Blue In Green” (nominated for a Pushcart prize)

Alternating Current

“Whale Fall” (forthcoming)
“A Once River” (forthcoming)

Barren Magazine

“All the Reasons” (selected as a “Publishers Pick”)


“It Tastes Like Nothing”

Crack the Spine

“Small Change”


“Dwell Time”

Gordon Square Review

“Superior and Decker” (nominated for Best of the Net)


“A First Astronomy”

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts

“Red Tide”


Porter House Review
“Curb Appeal” (forthcoming)

Storm Cellar

“Elegant Spot”

What Rough Beast (Indolent Books)

“After War The Peace Will Be Worse”



Entropy Magazine
“Light in the Well”

Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education

“Coloring in the Space”

Journal Gearte
“WorldView: Cultural Intersections In Contemporary Art”

Sanat Dunyamiz
(“Our Art World”)
“Inside Outside: On Creative Practice and Arts Partnership”

The Seventh Wave

“On Race And Small Talk With The Neighbors”


Hybrid/Creative Nonfiction

“After Midnight We Had No Good Things To Say” 

Tahoma Literary Review

“Court Of Common Pleas” 



Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer and educator working in art education programming at The Wexner Center for the Arts, where she created Pages, an art and writing program. She also developed WorldView: Global Intersections in Contemporary Art, and Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice. Dionne’s interests include writing, literary arts, and developing cross-cultural arts-integrated programming and learning experiences.

She has received awards and fellowships for her work in the arts and in education: including in two separate years, nominations for a Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership award. Additionally, she presented in Indianapolis, a TEDx talk titled “Beautiful Distractions in 21st Century Learning,” and has spoke nationally on her research and work with the Pages program.

She has published creative writing, poetry and nonfiction prose, in a variety of publications including 3Elements Review, Flock, Gordon Square Review, GravelGristStorm CellarThe Seventh WaveTahoma Literary Review, and others.

She has a MA in Creative Writing and Arts Education, Antioch University and a BA in English, Ohio State University.



Contact Dionne Custer Edwards at


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