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Grace Ocasio

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Speed of Our Lives (BlazeVOX [books], 2014)
Chapbooks:
Hollerin from This Shack (Ahadada Books, 2009)
Journals:
Blast Furnace, Broad River Review, Court Green, Earth's Daughter's, Obsidian lll: Literature in the African Diaspora, Rattle
Prizes:
Grace C. Ocasio is the recipient of the 2014 North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant. She won honorable mention in the 2012 James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition, the Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka Prize in Poetry in 2011. She is a two-time finalist for the Rash Award in Poetry in (2010, 2013) and a scholarship recipient to the 2011 Napa Valley Writers' Conference.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson
Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin,Toni Morrison, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens

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Listing last updated: June 28, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
At Risk Youth
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hartsdale, NY

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