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James Cagney

Cave Canem fellow James Cagney is a  writer, poet and performer from Oakland, Ca.   He’s appeared as a featured artist at venues such as the San Francisco Public Library, The Starry Plough, La Pena Cultural Center, Above Paradise Lounge, The Stork Club, Spasso’s Cafe, The Jahva House, Mahogany Restaurant, Nu Upper Room and OK Hotel…

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Callahan , Monique-Adelle

Monique-Adelle Callahan

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Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell is a writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage.  He studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and received a PhD at Duke.  His poetry and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies in the Caribbean, the UK, the US and Canada.  An Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto,…

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Campbell , Erica

Erica Campbell

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Carter-Jones , Sheila

Sheila Carter-Jones

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Robin Caudell

Robin Caudell is an AP award-winning journalist and videographer. She has been a staff writer at the Press-Republican since 1990. Born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, she holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park and a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She is a brand-new alum of SongwritingWith:Soldiers…

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Celestain , Chelsea

Chelsea Celestain

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Nikia Chaney

Nikia Chaney is a poet from the Inland Empire of California. She is author of two chapbooks, Sis Fuss (2012, Orange Monkey Publishing) and ladies, please (2012, Dancing Girl Press).  She is founding editor of shufpoetry, an online journal for experimental poetry, and founding editor of Jamii Publishing, a publishing imprint dedicated to fostering community among poets and writers. She…

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Cortney Lamar Charleston

Cortney Lamar Charleston is originally from South Holland, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and currently resides in Jersey City, NJ. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BS in Economics from The Wharton School and a BA in Urban Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences. While…

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Adrienne Christian, Oro Valley, AZ

Adrienne E Christian

Adrienne Christian earned her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She is the author of the poetry book A Proper Lover (Main Street Rag, 2017), and 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Books, 2013). Her poems have been featured, or are forthcoming, in The L.A. Review, Prairie Schooner, frogpond, Obsidian, Alimentum, The Criterion,…

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark is from Louisville, Ky, where he completed his undergraduate work in Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville in 2014. A participant in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, he is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University in Newark & his work appears in Pluck! & Callaloo.

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Coakley , Billy

Billy Coakley

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Coates , Carleasa

Carleasa Coates

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Ama Codjoe

Ama Codjoe was raised in Youngstown, Ohio with roots in Memphis and Accra. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo.  Her Pushcart Prize nominated poems have appeared in Tidal Basin Review, Pluck!, Washington Square, Apex Magazine and are forthcoming in Callaloo.  

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Coleman , Taiyon

Taiyon J Coleman

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Aaron Coleman, St. Louis, MO

Aaron Coleman

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Kristiana Rae Colón, Chicago, IL

Kristiana Rae Colón

Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, and co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective.  Her play but i cd only whisper had its American premiere at The Flea in New York. Her play Octagon, winner of Arizona Theater Company’s 2014 National Latino Playwriting Award and Polarity Ensemble Theater’s Dionysos Festival of New Work, had its world premiere…

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Nandi Njeri-Ayinde Comer

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Nandi Comer currently serves as poetry editor for the Indiana Review. She is also pursuing an MFA in Poetry and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She has received a Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from Callaloo. Her poems have…

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Conley , Tameka

Tameka Cage Conley

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Conner , Lauri

Lauri Conner

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Cook-Suravallop , April

April Cook-Suravallop

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Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she was the recipient of the Lucy Grealy Prize in Poetry. She is a Cave Canem fellow & MFA candidate at New York University. Her work has appeared in Dark Phrases, Clementine, Cratelit & upcoming in Tuesday;An Art Project & Tidal Basin Review. She loves &…

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Cox , Matilda

Matilda Cox

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Anya Creightney

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Anya Creightney is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico with roots in Kingston and Copenhagen. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, followed by two years of travel, which included stints in Mongolia, Guatemala and Tunisia. In the past seven years, she has worked as a teacher and…

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Curtis L. Crisler

Curtis L. Crisler was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He received a BA in English, with a minor in Theatre, from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and he received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Crisler’s book, THe GReY aLBuM [PoeMS], was picked by Steel Toe Books and published in 2018. Other…

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Vida Cross

Vida Cross was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  She attended Linblom Technical High School.  After earning a B.A. in English-writing and a B.A. in History from Knox College, she obtained a M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from Iowa State University, a MFA in Studio (Filmmaking) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a…

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Teri Cross Davis

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, (Gival Press, 2016) winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is on the Advisory Council of Split This Rock (a biennial poetry…

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