Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Dior Stephens Releases Debut Poetry Collection ‘001’ Sept. 15

Dior J. Stephens

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Dior J. Stephens ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, has a new collection of poetry coming out September 15. Titled 001, the volume “captures and conveys the mind of the young writer from the years of 2014-2016. Spanning several continents, lovers, experiences, and woes, 001 is a reflective piece meant to expose the writer in full. This first edition, taken directly from the pages of the journal that housed the original words, shows the writer in all blazingly brutal, occasionally distressing honesty. A work of labor, contemplation, and healing, 001 is meant to be viewed as Stephens’ first words as a poet, creating the foundation of what is to come.”

001 is Stephens’ first poetry collection published in book form. It is published by Ghost City Press, which last year published Stephens’ SCREAMS & lavender as a digital micro-chapbook. Based in Syracuse, New York, Ghost City Press is dedicated to providing a platform for the exhibition of work by new and emerging writers and artists in the online literary community. To order the book, click here.

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