A Reading and Q&A with zakia henderson-brown
zakia is of starshine and clay lineage. She is the author of What Kind of Omen Am I, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Cate Marvin. She was a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets fellow, and has received additional fellowships and support from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo Journal, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Adroit, African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Burner Magazine,Epiphany, Little Patuxent Review, Mobius:The Journal of Social Change, Reverie, No, Dear,North American Review, the Offing, Thethepoetry.com, Torch, Vinyl, Washington Square Review, and the anthology Why I Am Not a Painter (Argos: 2011). She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013 by Beloit Poetry Journal and has been in residence at the T.S. Eliot House, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. zakia earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from Queens College, where she also served as an adjunct professor. She currently serves as Editor and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator at The New Press and is a Brooklyn native and loyalist.