Rone Shavers

Rone Shavers is author of the experimental Afrofuturist novel Silverfish (Clash Books), a finalist for the 2021 CLMP Firecracker Award in Fiction and one of The Brooklyn Rail’s “Best Books of 2020.” His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Another Chicago Magazine, Big Other, BOMB, Black Warrior Review, and PANK. Shavers’ non-fiction essays and essay-length reviews have appeared in such diverse publications as American Book Review, Electronic Book Review, Fiction Writers Review, and The Quarterly Conversation. He is Associate Professor of English at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and fiction editor at Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora.

2021 Events
Prose/Poetics: Writers on the Line Between Prose and Poem
The Hyper-Poetics of the Visual Narrative
2022 Events
Form and Discontent, Vol. 3: “Underworlds, Inner Worlds, and Other Worlds”
Mystical Realism and the Poetics of the Moment: A Workshop
Form and Discontent: A Reading
2023 Events
Form and Discontent, Vol. 4: “The Politics of Poetics”
Small Press Reading I
2024 Events
Form and Discontent, Vol. 5: “The Sound of Prose”