photo: Adreinne Waheed

photo: Adreinne Waheed

about t'ai freedom ford

t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The African American Review, Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Muzzle, RHINO, Poetry and many others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two multi-city tours as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. The tour became the subject of a feature length documentary, The Revival: Women and the Word. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee. She was a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow and the Poetry Project’s 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Poetry fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, how to get over is available from Red Hen Press. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, where she is an editor of No, Dear Magazine. For more info about booking t’ai for readings, workshops and panels, please inquire about her availability: 

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