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Mary Moore Easter c-Brian Peterson

Mary Moore Easter

Pushcart Prize-nominated poet Mary Moore Easter’s work has been published in, among other journals, Poetry, Seattle Review, Water Stone, Calyx, Pluck!, Persimmon Tree and Fjord’s Review, and in the anthology Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (2015). Her chapbook Walking from Origins was published by Heywood Press in 1993. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence and an M.A. from Goddard. A…

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Julian Gregory Marcellus Easterly

Born in Paducah, Kentucky and raised in Detroit, Michgan. Published in several anthologies including Fresh Ink and Zero Gravity and on WordPress. The Youngest Cave Canem Poet.

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Edwards , Tafisha

Tafisha Edwards

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Natasha Ria El-Scari

“I’m so honest, sometimes I hurt myself, heal myself, reveal myself and the same for someone else .” Natasha Ria El-Scari, paints lyrical strokes upon the mental canvases of all who recognize verbal art.  She is a divorced mother of two, and surrogate mother to many. Her womb has become a refuge for those seeking…

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Teri Elam, Atlanta, GA

Teri Elam

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Elhillo, Safia c-Caits Meissner

Safia Elhillo

A Pushcart Prize nominee, Safia Elhillo is Sudanese by way of Washington, DC. A Cave Canem fellow who received an MFA in poetry from The New School, her debut The January Childern (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) is praised by Kwame Dawes as “The first sound of what will be a remarkable noise in African…

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Chiyuma Elliot

Chiyuma Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A former Stegner Fellow, Chiyuma’s poems have appeared in the African American Review, Callaloo, the Notre Dame Review, the PN Review, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is…

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Ellis , Kelly

Kelly Ellis

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Ai Elo

Ai Elo is a contributing writer for the Indypendent News Paper, a worker’s rights and queer justice activist, and a freelance photojournalist.

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Enriquez , Colin

Colin Enriquez

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Naomi Extra, Jersey City, NJ

Naomi Extra

Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, educator, and doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Naomi taught high school and worked as an adjunct professor for eight years before turning to scholarly work and creative writing full-time. Both her creative work and scholarship are centered on ways of imagining the corporeal realities of…

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