Aidan Forster is a queer poet and essayist from Greenville, South Carolina. A 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, his work has been honored by the National YoungArts Foundation, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Poetry Society of America, and the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, among others. His work appears in Best New Poets 2017, BOAAT, Columbia Poetry Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, Ninth Letter, and Tin House, among others. His debut chapbook of poems, Exit Pastoral, was a finalist for the Vinyl 45s Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018. He attends Brown University and plans to study Literary Arts and Gender & Sexuality Studies. He reads poetry for Muzzle.