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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

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a writer, editor, Cave Canem fellow, performance poet and educator for over a decade. Her poetry is widely published. She is the author of, Screaming Times (Spartan Press, 2015), The Only Other (Main Street Rag, 2016), Mama Sutra—Love and Lovemaking Advice to My Son (2019), Growing Up Sina (2020) I Say,…

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Teri Elam

teri elam, an Atlantan, has been published in Prairie Schooner, Slice Magazine, december magazine, Auburn Avenue, Limp Wrist, Cave Canem’s The Ringing Ear, and VONA’s Dismantle. She has essays included or forthcoming in an anthology contemplating the 2020 pandemic, Alone Together, and the Greenwood Art Project catalogue, a 1921 Tulsa Massacre Centennial initiative. Her lamentation…

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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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Elizabeth, Jasmine

Jasmine Elizabeth is a poet from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her work is invested in the migration of Black communities in various historical contexts and eras. She is poetry editor and poetry programs specialist for the Black Lights Art Collective, a cohost of the show Baby Poet, and an educator in Southern California.

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Chiyuma Elliot

Chiyuma Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly work focuses on poetry and the Harlem Renaissance. 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…

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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

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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