"I grew up in California but have lived in Michigan most of my life. I wrote my first poem when I was twelve and have written in various forms since then. I graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a degree in Sociology which has led me to view the world in terms of people and society. I also have a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. I believe poetry is a means to create images and present issues in a way that celebrates both images and words."
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.