Features

If the future is our next breath, these poems are the wind they ride on.

- Sojourner Ahebee, Author of Reporting from the Belly of the Night

ACCOLADES

2022 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest Honorable Mention

2022 Palette Poetry Previously Published Prize Finalist

 

2022 Write About Now Poetry's The Cookout Literary Prize Finalist - "Church Cousins"

 

2020-21 The Watering Hole Writing Workshop Fellow

2021 Best of the Net Nominee (Pigeon Pages NYC)

 

2021 Pathos Labs PopShift Narrative Impact Fellow

2021 Planet Earth Arts Creative Writing Prize –"Exhibition of a Dying City"

 

2021 Pigeon Pages NYC Poetry Prize Winner –"Nothing Blacker than My Bank Account"

2021 Foglifter Journal Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize Semifinalist – "Running From Streetlights"

2020 Button Poetry Video Contest Finalist – "Dream Journal (after Danez Smith)"

Adroit Prize for Poetry Semifinalist (2020) – "Poem Always Having to Repeat Itself"

INTERVIEWS/ESSAYS

DeeSoul Carson on Poetry | Moving Write Along (YouTube) (Apple) (Spotify)

 

What Does God Think of My Poetry? (ft. DeeSoul)  | The Poet Speaks (YouTube) (Apple) (Spotify)

 

Convo w/ Sojourner Ahébée on Workshops & Feedback | The Pulse (WHYY)

On Synaesthesia | Half Mystic Journal

Sunshine & Dominoes & Lemondade & Joy | Meeting the Moment

 

Writer of the Week: DeeSoul | novelminority

Tomorrow Never Comes, But We Chase It Anyway | Meeting the Moment

Darnell Carson | Writers at Stanford

30 Black Poets You Have to Check Out | Gritty Vibes

Staff Spotlight | The Adroit Journal

Highlighting Past and Present OAR Contributors–Topic: Race & Racism | Oakland Arts Review