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ix Notes on Contributors Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi warrior poet. Her work has been featured by Fault Lines Poetry, Windfall, KBOO and Prairie Home Companion among others. Her books include Knocking from Inside and High-Voltage Lines. She works as a data analyst for the Portland Public School district and currently serves as president of the Oregon Poetry Association. Visit her online at Rogers Atukunda is a Ugandan journalist, filmmaker, writer, researcher and educator. He studied English, Literature and Film at Makerere University, Kampala. Rogers is an upstart writer. He is a published poet and short story writer. His poem Delilah appeared in A Thousand Voices Rising, An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry. His short story Daniela was published in An Anthology of contemporary short stories and poems from East Africa. He has also written a critical paper titled: Swallowing a bitter pill; the subtext in Kihura Nkuba’s When the African Wakes (still unpublished). He was published in the Best New African Poets 2016 Anthology. Biko Agozino is a Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Editor-In-Chief of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies and author of Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonization of Victimization (Aldershot, Ashgate, 1997) and also of Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason (London, Pluto Press, 2003). Charlie R. Braxton is a poet, playwright and essayists from McComb, Mississippi. He is the author of two volumes of verse, Ascension from the Ashes (Blackwood Press 1991) and Cinder’s Rekindled (Jawara Press 2013). His poetry has been published in various literary publications such as African American Review, The x Minnesota Review, The Black Nation, Massiffe, Candle, Transnational Literary Magazine, Eyeball, Sepia Poetry Review, Specter Magazine and The San Fernando Poetry Journal. Katisha Burt is an Albany, NY native. She is an actor, selfpublished poet and educator. Katisha has self-published several works of fiction and poetry, as well as being published in several anthologies and poetry magazines. Her greatest passion, outside of teaching Middle Schoolers, is composing and producing poetry. Frank De Canio: Born & bred in New Jersey, I work in New York. I love music from Bach to Amy Winehouse. Shakespeare is my consolation, writing my hobby. I like Dylan Thomas, Keats, Wallace Stevens, Frost, Ginsberg, and Sylvia Plath as poets and host a philosophy workshop in lower Manhattan Karl W. Carter, Jr. resides in Alexandria, Va. His poetry appears in numerous anthologies and Poetry Reviews/Quarterlies including: Three Poems (Broadside Press, 1972). Understanding the New Black Poetry (William Morrow, 1973); Synergy D.C. Anthology (Energy Black South Press, 1978); The Poet Upstairs: (1979); Drum Voices Review: Chicken Bones- A Journal 2005; Drum Voices Review 2012; Words of Protest, Words of Freedom, (2012). Delaware Poetry Review (2013); Beltway Poetry Quarterly.(2014); Broadkill Review Vol.8 No.4 (2014); Beltway Poetry Quarterly Best of the Net Nominee #3 (2014); Poet Lore Vol. 109, No. 3/4 (2014); About Place Journal, Vol.II, Issue IV (2014); Poetry Pacific, Spring Issue (5/5/2015); Journal of Hip Hop Studies Vol.3., Issue-1(2016). Delaware Poetry Review Volume 8 No.1(2017). He has also published a book of Poetry Southern Road and Selected Poems (2014) Mbizo Chirasha is an acclaimed wordsmith, performances poet, widely published poet and writer. He is the Founder and Creative Director of several creative initiatives and projects, including Young writers Caravan Project, This is Africa Poetry Night 2006 – 2008, Zimbabwe Amateur Poetry conference 2007 – 2010, African Drums Poetry Festival 2007, GirlChildCreativity Project 2011- Current, GirlchildTalent Festival 2012. The widely travelled poet and creative xi projects consultant is published in more than 60 journals, anthologies, websites, reviews, newspapers, blogs and poetry collections around the world. Some of the countries he travelled to include Ghana, Sweden, Egypt, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi. He co-authored Whispering woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram from New York in 2010. His poetry collection Good Morning President was published by Diaspora publishers UK in 2011. Yugo Gabriel Egboluche is a graduate of Geography from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He writes from Anambra State where he works as a Development Practitioner. Together with poetry, he does fiction, script-writing and copy-writing. His works have been published in The Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine Online, Words, Rhyme& Rhythm and translated into film. His short stories have been published in Experimental Writing, Africa Vs Latin America Anthology, Volume 1 and other web-zines. Arika...


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