Stephanie Rogers is the author of Plucking the Stinger (2016) and Fat Girl Forms (2021), both published by Saturnalia Books. She grew up in Middletown, Ohio, the same steel town portrayed in the book and Netflix drama, Hillbilly Elegy. She completed her Master’s in English and Comparative Literature in 2005 from the University of Cincinnati, and in 2007, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. In 2008, she and Amber Leab co-founded the feminist media site, Bitch Flicks. She lives and works outside of academia in Lebanon, TN.
Plucking the Stinger is a much-needed, courageous book of poems that twists and tumbles into a new, vibrant language for the mind’s unraveling in the face of suffering. Acrobatic, inventive, but above all tender and keen-eyed, these stunning poems are both the wicked firestarter and the welcomed bucket brigade that saves us all in the end.
— Ada Limon