Lauren K. Alleyne is the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction focus on the complexities of embodiment with regard to race and gender and often address issues of social justice. Alleyne has been widely published in journals and anthologies. Her debut collection of poetry explores coming of age as a young woman in a contemporary context. Her manuscript-in-progress uses Alleyne’s experiences as an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, where she was born and raised, to interrogate ideas of “homeland,” “nation,” “citizen,” as well as our narratives of leaving and making home.

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