Aria Curtis

Aria Curtis is an Iranian-American writer from Atlanta. She holds an MFA from Arizona State University and is the recipient of fellowships from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing as well as a 2021 Georgia Review SoPoCo Emerging Writer Fellowship. She has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Offing, The Shallow Ends, Yemassee, and elsewhere.

Aria Curtis


Baptism; Carpet; & Makeup Tutorial at Grey Gardens

WINNER OF 2021 SOPOCO EMERGING WRITER FELLOWSHIP     Baptism   for my father’s church my mother dresses my sister and me in orange burned one hundred times over prays   in Arabic rhythmic applies a steroid cream to my small blistered crown all my hair in her palm a loss I follow her bismillahs […]

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