We are pleased to announce the winner of the Furious Flower Quarantine Kwansaba Contest, Angel C.Dye. A poet and scholar of African American Literature from Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas/Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Angel is a graduate of Howard University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Rutgers University. Angel’s work has appeared in journals such as About PlaceThe PierianAfrican Voices MagazineBlue Mountain ReviewTahoma Literary Review, and A Gathering Together, among others. She writes in the tradition of Lucille Clifton, Amiri Baraka, and Sterling A. Brown, striving to carry on their legacies of unapologetic blackness in the face of oppression, radical self-love, and artistic activism. She aims to discover, as Audre Lorde explains, “the words [she does] not yet have.”

Finalists for the Furious Flower Quarantine Kwansaba are: Glenis Redmond, for her submission Believed to be the First Black Woman Photographed with a Typewriter, and Sherese Francis Dream Conducts a Mother Tongue's Memory.

Congrats to the winner and finalists, and thank you to everyone who submitted!


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