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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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Caudell , Robin

Robin Caudell

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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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Christian , Adrienne

Adrienne E Christian

Adrienne Christian is a Cave Canem fellow whose poems have been published in Alimentum, Obsidian, Falling Star, and Miller’s Pond to name a few. Her nonfiction has been published in Today’s Black Woman, Jolie, Parent’s Digest, and African Vibes. When she is not writing, Adrienne likes to travel, cook, and go on nature walks. Though…

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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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Colon , Kristiana

Kristiana Rae Colón

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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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Crisler , Curtis

Curtis L. Crisler

Curtis L. Crisler is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at IPFW.  His poetry book  Pulling Scabs will be released in 2009 by Aquarius Press.  In 2009, Leaving Me Behind: Writing a new me, a nonfiction book addressing the six week Summer Bridge experience at IPFW was released, which Crisler co- wrote with his 2008…

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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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Cross Davis , Teri

Teri Cross Davis

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