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Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde

Maria Eliza Hamilton Bispo de Jesus Abegunde is an egungun (ancestral) priestess in the Yoruba Orisa tradition and Reiki Master with a focus on the recovery of ancestral memory from the Earth and human body. Her ongoing research is on embodied memory of the Middle Passage and slave trade for African Americans and black Brasilians.…

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Elizabeth Acevedo

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo is…

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Adisa, Opal

Opal Palmer Adisa

Diverse, innovative and multi-genre, Opal Palmer Adisa is an exceptional talent, nurtured on cane-sap and the oceanic breeze of Jamaica. Charismatic and informed, Adisa’s concerns span the gamut from children to the environment, and as such there is hardly any topic that she has not written about either in poetry, prose or essay.  A highly sought-after motivational…

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M. Saida Agostini

M. Saida Agostini is a poet, clinician and youth worker. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from Cave Canem and the Leeway Arts Foundation. She is currently working on a chapbook and one woman show. 

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Alberdeston Coralin , Jane

Jane Alberdeston Coralin

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Abdul Ali

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Lauren K. Alleyne

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Ammons , Shirlette

Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons’ most recent collection of poetry, Matching Skin featuring The John Anonymous EP was published by Carolina Wren Press in 2008. first collection entitled Stumphole: Aunthology of Backwoods Blood was published by Big Drum Press in 2002. Her work has appeared in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, What Your Momma Never Tod You:…

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Antonio, Linda

E.J. Antonio

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Archer , Christina

Christina Archer

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