Presidential Scholars Program

Aidan Forster

Research Interests Literary Arts/Public Health  
Program SSH


Fun fact: I earned a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do when I was 11.

Hi! My name is Aidan Forster, and I’m from Greenville, South Carolina. I plan to concentrate in Literary Arts and Gender & Sexuality Studies. I’m interested in Southern queerness in poetic forms and queering the vertex of somatic language and digital realities. I’m excited to engage with a vibrant academic community as a member of PSP. I’m a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and my creative work appears in Best New Poets 2017, Columbia Poetry Review, Indiana Review, and Tin House, among others. My debut chapbook of poems, Exit Pastoral, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018.