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major , devorah

devorah major

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Makalani , Minkah

Minkah Makalani

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Nick Makoha

Nick fled the country with his mother, as a result of political dictatorship of Idi Amin. Nick represented Uganda in the Poetry Parnassus as part of the Cultural Olympiad. A former Writer in Residence for Newham Libraries. His 1-man-Show My Father & Other Superheroes debuted to sold-out performances at both the 2013 London Literature Festival and a…

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Cynthia Manick

  Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, and the Vermont Studio…

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Mapp , Erica

Erica Mapp

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Marin , Natasha

Natasha Marin

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Kim Marshall

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim Marshall is a biracial poet who considers herself from a little bit of everywhere due to the experience of traveling extensively during her childhood. This and other myriad tales about her life are present in her poetry along with her passion for community engagement. A vocal advocate, eager to…

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Marshall , Maya

Maya A. Marshall

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Marshall , Nate

Nate Marshall

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Marshell, Kyla c-J Shotti

Kyla Marshell

Kyla Marshell’s work has appeared in Blackbird, Calyx, Gawker, The Guardian, O, the Oprah Magazine, and on the Poetry Foundation. Her work has earned her Cave Canem and Jacob K. Javits fellowships, two residencies to the Vermont Studio Center, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2013, named her one of “7 Young Black…

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Martin , Dawn

Dawn Lundy Martin

Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the 2006 Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips for her manuscript, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007). She is the author of The Morning Hour, selected in 2003 by C.D. Wright for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship. Among her honors…

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Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books). His second collection, Mixology, was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books in May 2009. He is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and his work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Crab…

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Matthews , Airea

Airea Matthews

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Matthews , Carolyn

Carolyn Matthews

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andriniki mattis, Brooklyn, NY

andriniki mattis

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Jamaal May

Jamaal May is the author of two chapbooks, The God Engine and The Whetting of Teeth. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A graduate from Warren Wilson’s MFA program, Jamaal is a two-time finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, and…

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Mayson , Trapeta

Trapeta Mayson

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Shara McCallum

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Shara McCallum is the author of three individual collections of poetry, This Strange Land, Song of Thieves, and The Water Between Us.  Her fourth book, New and Selected Poems, will be published in the UK in September 2011.  Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies, and…

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McClain , Nathan

Nathan McClain

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Charleen McClure, New York, NY

Charleen McClure

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JoAnne McFarland

JoAnne McFarland is a painter and poet working in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Her latest poetry collection Acid Rain received Honorable Mention in the inaugural Northwestern University Press Cave Canem Second Book Award. Her manuscript Watermarks was chosen as Finalist by Cornelius Eady in the 2002 AWP Award Series. Several of her publications have…

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M'Bilia M. Meekers

M’Bilia Meekers is a poetry MFA student at NYU. She has won numerous awards, including the Mable Faun Poetry Award of 2011 and Tulane University’s Academy of American Poets Prize of 2015. Her work has previously appeared in Poet Lore, Tulane Review, and Killer Whale Journal. 

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Ernesto Mercer

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Ernesto Mercer is a poet-multidisciplinary artist, teaching-artist and an independent scholar. His work incorporates many of the written and verbal arts from around the Atlantic African-American diasporas. For over 20 years he has created art works and performed across the US and beyond. A Cave Canem Alumni Fellow, since…

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Constance Merritt

Constance Merritt is the author of three poetry collections: A Protocol for Touch (UNT 2000), Blessings and Inclemencies (LSU 2007), and Two Rooms (LSU 2009). Her awards include a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and the Porter Prize for Literary Excellence.  From 2002-2005 Merritt served as the Margaret…

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Dante Micheaux

Dante Micheaux is the author of Amorous Shepherd (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010). His poems and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bloom, Callaloo, Gathering Ground and Rattapallax—among other journals and anthologies. He has been a guest of the Poetry Project and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. His honors include a…

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Ciara Miller

Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN AR-SA Ciara Darnise Miller was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago. After becoming a  Louder than a Bomb poetry slam champion, she performed at various high schools and colleges throughout the United States, including: Lane Tech, North Side Prep, Berkeley High, Chicago Academy of the…

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Mills , David

David Mills

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Mitchell , Veronica

Veronica Mitchell

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Monteiro , Erica

Erica Monteiro

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Jonathan Moody

Moody received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Cave Canem fellow. His poetry has appeared in African American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gathering Ground, Gemini Magazine, good foot, The New Yinzer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PLUCK!, story South, Tidal Basin Review, and Xavier Review. He lives in Fresno, TX, with his wife & teaches tenth-grade English…

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Kamilah Aisha Moon

A recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Cave Canem and The Vermont Studio Center, Kamilah Aisha Moon‘s work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Gathering Ground, Ringing Ear, Black Nature:…

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Moor , Indigo

Indigo Moor

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Moore , Eddie

Eddie Moore

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Moore , Lenard

Lenard Moore

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Moore , Opal

Opal Moore

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Moore , Renee

Renee Moore

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Jessica Lanay Moore, Bronx, NY

Jessica Lanay Moore

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Morris , Tracie

Tracie Morris

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Cheswayo Mphanza, Chicago, IL

Cheswayo Mphanza

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Mullen , Harryette

Harryette Mullen

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John Murillo

John Murillo is the author of the collection, “Up Jump the Boogie” (Cypher 2010).  A graduate of New York University’s MFA program in creative writing, he has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the New York Times.  He is a two-time Larry Neal…

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Annette L. Murrell

Annette L. Murrell (Dr Diva) is a jazz singer and writer.  She has produced and released two recordings: My Shining Hour and Annette Murrell: Live at the Zoo Bar!  She has published a chapbook titled I wanna be a bad woman. Educated at Stanford, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Annette has a…

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