Charnell Peters is a communication scholar, editor, and creative writer who earned her M.A. in Media & Communication (international/intercultural communication specialization) from Bowling Green State University. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication (critical/cultural focus area) at the University of Utah, where she studies the communication of race, identity, and belonging through humanistic and arts-based methods. A native Hoosier, Charnell is the editor of the Ruminate Magazine blog.
Un-becoming is Charnell’s forthcoming debut poetry chapbook from Thirty West Publishing House. These semi-autobiographical free verse and prose poems explore Black feminine embodiment in the Midwest and the making, unmaking, and remaking of the body in spaces that are conceptualized as both non-places and white spaces. Previous poems in the chapbook have appeared in Public Pool, Ruminate Magazine, and Crab Creek Review. The chapbook will be available for purchase later this year!
If you are interested in reviewing the chapbook, contact me!