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Michelle Courtney Berry

Michelle Courtney Berry, the second Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, has appeared on “Good Morning America” and was elected delegate for Mr. Barack Obama in her Congressional District by over 16,000 votes. A former City Councilwoman and Alternate Acting Mayor for the City of Ithaca, she teaches at Ithaca College and Cornell University. She has opened in poetry and song…

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Lillian Bertram

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in English at Williams College where she teaches poetry. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, and received her MFA in poetry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she worked on the magazine Ninth Letter. She is a Cave Canem…

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Marion Bethel

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Reginald Dwayne Betts

Dwayne writes poems. This is what he tells people, this is what he stands by. In the footnotes of his life there will be a line that reads: saved by an Etheridge Knight poem. In August 2009 his memoir, A Question of Freedom, was published by Avery/ Penguin – it is a complicated story of…

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Tara Betts

Originally from Illinois, Tara Betts is the author of Arc and Hue. She is a graduate of the New England College MFA Program. She represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam, coached youth who went on to Brave New Voices, and appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Her writing has also been dramatized for the…

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Angela A. Bickham

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Remica L. Bingham

Remica L. Bingham, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, received her MFA from Bennington College. She has been awarded fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops and Cave Canem. In addition to other journals, her work has been featured in 5 AM, New Letters, PMS, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Mosaic, and Essence. Her first book,…

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Destiny Oshay Birdsong

    Destiny Birdsong is a graduate of Fisk University,  where she received her B.A. in History and English.  She is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University,where she received her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry), and where she is currently working towards a PhD in literature.  Her current manuscript is tentatively titled Sugar: Poems. 

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Timothy Black

Timothy Black’s first book, Connecticut Shade, a fusion of poetry, prose and play, was published in 2008 and is currently in its second printing from WSC Press. Tim’s poetry has appeared in the journals The Platte Valley Review, The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century American Poetry, The Great American Roadshow and Words Like Rain.…

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Tommye Blount

A native of Detroit, Tommye Blount is purusing an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. He recieved his B.A. in advertising from Michgan State University. He’s had work published in the Cave Canem XI Anothology, The Collagist, and Upstreet. 

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