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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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Joshua Aiken

Joshua Allen Aiken is a poet, researcher, and historian currently based in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice and his work has been featured or is forthcoming in publications such as Nepantla, Winter Tangerine, Assaracus, cahoodaloodaling, The Triptych Review, glitterMOB, fog machine, juked, Local Nomad, TENDER LOIN, and Forklift,…

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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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Derrick L. Austin

Derrick Austin’s first collection of poems, Trouble the Water, was selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize and is forthcoming from BOA Editions in Spring 2016. He earned his MFA from the University of Michigan. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of…

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Cameron Awkward-Rich

Cameron Awkward-Rich is on the staff of Muzzle Magazine and his work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Seattle Review, The Journal, Vinyl, cream city review and elsewhere. He is currently a PhD candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University.  Sympathetic Little Monster, Cam’s first collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Ricochet Editions in 2016. 

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Gustavo Adolfo Aybar

Gustavo Adolfo Aybar is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received his MA in Romance Languages & Literature. As a scholar he’s presented at the University of Florida, and has upcoming publications by ABC-CLIO and Salem Press. He is a Cave Canem fellow, and as a member of the Latino Writer’s…

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