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Wade , Karen

Karen Wade

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Walker , April

April Walker

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Walker , Frank

Frank X Walker

Multi-disciplinary artist and Kentucky native, Frank X Walker, is the co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets and creator of the word Affrilachian. He is the author of five collections of poetry:Affrilachia, Black Box, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, When Winter Come: The Ascension of York, Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride and the editor of…

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Lillien Waller

Lillien Waller is a poet and editor of the anthology American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry (Stockport Flats, 2011), which explores the impact of deindustrialization on community, culture, personal identity and the natural world. Waller holds a MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, as well as degrees from University of Michigan, the New…

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Walters , Wendy

Wendy S. Walters

Wendy S. Walters’ work resides at the intersection of the poem, essay and lyric drama. She is the author of the forthcoming book of poetry, Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (2009) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (2005), both published by Palm Press (Long Beach, CA).  Walters’ poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from…

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Ward , Jay

Jay Ward

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Warner-Berry , Sasha

Sasha Warner-Berry

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Nagueyalti Warren

Nagueyalti Warren is a poet and professor of pedagogy emerita in African American Studies, Emory University. Her poetry has appeared in Essence Magazine , African American Review, Obsidian and anthologized in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Cave Canem Anthology,Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century, 44 on 44, and Spaces Between Us. Margaret, a persona poem, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry…

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Maya Washington

Maya Washington is a writer, actor, filmmaker, and arts educator making a difference in the world. She holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MFA from Hamline University. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in literary journals and anthologies including Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, and The Playwright’s Center Monologues for Women (Heinemann Drama, 2005)…

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Webster, Claudette

Claudette Webster

Claudette M. Webster is a native of Jamaica, West Indies, and an educator, community organizer and facilitator.  She is a Cave Canem Fellow (2003, 2004) and a founding member of The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.  Ms. Webster earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2014; her thesis manuscript For All A We I…

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Arisa White

An MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the poetry chapbooks Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon. Member of the PlayGround writers’ pool, her play Frigidare was staged for the 15th Annual Best of PlayGround Festival. Recipient of the inaugural Rose O’Neill Literary House summer residency at Washington College in Maryland, Arisa…

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Marvin White

Marvin K. White is the author of four collections of poetry published by RedBone Press: Our Name Be Witness; Status; and the two Lammy-nominated collections last rights and nothin’ ugly fly. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers Keeper; Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay Writing; Things Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age…

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White , Simone

Simone White

Simone White is from Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Harvard Law School and The New School’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She is the author of House Envy of All the World (Factory School) and the limited edition collaborative chapbook Dolly (Q Ave Press), curated by Ross Gay, which includes the work…

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Nicole S. White

Nicole White

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Whitley , Melissa

Melissa Whitley

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Carolyn Beard Whitlow

Awarded residencies at Yaddo, Soul Mountain, and Hedgebrook, Carolyn Beard Whitlow is Dana Professor of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, where she has taught Creative Writing and African-American Literature since 1993. Finalist for the 1991 Barnard New Women Poets Prize, and the 2005 Ohio State University Poetry Prize, she completed the M.F.A. at…

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Whittaker , Michelle

Michelle Whittaker

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Wicker , Marcus

Marcus Freddie Wicker

Marcus Wicker’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in jubilat, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Harpur Palate, Rattle, Ninth Letter, Sou’Wester, Mythium, DIAGRAM, and cream city review, among other journals. He is an Ann Arbor, Michigan native who holds an MFA from Indiana University. Marcus is also a 2010-2011 Fine Arts Work Center Fellow.

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Wideman , Daniel

Daniel J Wideman

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Tonya Wiley

Tonya Wiley is a poet, freelance writer, teaching artist and educator from New Haven, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Central Oklahoma and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Education and Montessori Elementary Teacher Certificate from the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast. Her work…

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Williams , Caroline

Caroline Williams

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Ian Williams

Ian Williams is the author of You Know Who You Are, (poems, Wolsak and Wynn, 2010) and Not Anyone’s Anything (fiction, Freehand, forthcoming 2011). His writing has appeared in Gargoyle, jubilat, Rattle, Contemporary Verse 2, The Antigonish Review, Callaloo, Pebble Lake Review, Descant, and Matrix Magazine.  He has held residencies from the  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center…

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Williams , Karen

Karen Williams

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Lorelei Williams

Lorelei’s work has been recognized through fellowships from the Breadloaf Young Writer’s Conference and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She has performed throughout NYC and globally.  Lorelei’s writings have appeared in Essence Magazine, Meridians Journal on Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and African Voices – and in the anthologies Be the Dream (Algonquin Books); Beyond the Frontier:…

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Phillip B Williams

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, Illinois native. He is the author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Inc. 2011) and Burn (YesYes Books, 2012). He is a Cave Canem graduate and received a Bread Loaf work-study scholarship in 2011 and Social…

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Rashida Williams

Rashida Williams

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Wilson , Bakar

Bakar Wilson

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Keith S. Wilson

Keith S. Wilson spent the first 12 years of his life growing up in Torrance, California.  From there, he moved to Northern Kentucky where he currently resides.  He received his BA in English from Northern Kentucky University in 2008.   An Affrilachian Poet as well as Cave Canem Fellow, Keith has had his poetry acted…

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L. Lamar Wilson

  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   L. LAMAR WILSON, Virginia Tech MFA ’10 and English PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the author of SACRILEGION, the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Series selection, a bronze medal winner of the 2013 Independent Publishers Group award, and a 2013 Thom Gunn Award finalist.…

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Wilson , Ronaldo

Ronaldo Wilson

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Wimberly , Bridgette

Bridgette Wimberly

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Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher earned a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College and a M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University.  At the age of 23, she was named the first poet laureate of Montgomery County where she grew up.  A Leeway Foundation Art and Change Award recipient, her poems have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer,…

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Demetrice Anntía Worley

Demetrice Anntía Worley, an Illinois native, received a D.A. in English, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, with a concentration in creative writing, Illinois State University; a M.A. in English, University of Illinois, Urbana; and a B.A., cum laude, in English from Bradley University.   Her poetry honors include 2009 Split This Rock Poety Contest, Third Place Winner;…

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Sharon Dennis Wyeth, poet and author in Kribii Cameroon

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Sharon Dennis Wyeth is the author of over fifty books for children, including “Something Beautiful” a Parents’ Best Book, and “Corey’s Underground Railroad Diaries.” Her work has been honored by The Children’s Book Council, Reading Rainbow, LAMBDA, and the New York Public Library. She has visited hundreds of schools promoting literarcy and is a keynote speaker at conferences and…

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Wynn , Toni

Toni Wynn

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