Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo

SAFIA ELHILLO is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and an Arab American Book Award. She also wrote Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House, 2021) and the novel in verse Home is not a

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Nikki Giovani

NIKKI GIOVANNI is one of America’s most widely read poets and one of the most renowned poets worldwide. Her poem, Knoxville, Tennessee, is arguably the single literary work most often associated with that city. She enrolled as an early entrant at Fisk University, where her grandfather had graduated but was

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Joel Francois

Joel Francois United States of America Joel Francois is a Haitian born, Brooklyn raised storyteller, who wishes to share his vista as a black writer and tell stories of love, family and race through that lens. He believes that the artist is the architect of humanity. His writing is a

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