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Maura Alia Badji

Maura Alia Badji

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Resculpting (Paper Boat Press, 1995)
Anthologies:
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself Vol. 4 (MW Enterprises, 2002), This Far Together (Haight Ashbury Literary, 1995)
Journals:
Art Voice, Barely South Review, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Cobalt Review, Coffeehouse Poets Quarterly, Convolvulus, Cups, Exhibition, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Half Tones to Jubilee, Poetalk, Spillway, Switched-On Gutenberg, Synapse, Tight

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Aloud; Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (re-reading after unpacking) by Miguel Algarin & Bob Holman, Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood & Other Creative Acts by Bee Lavendar & Maia Rossini, The Call To Create by Linda Schierse Leonard, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South ( A Cave Canem Anthology) by Nikky Finney (editor), Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza
Favorite Books:
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Betty Smith), Earthly Paradise (Colette), Star Ledger (Lynda Hull), Charms for The Easy Life (Kaye Gibbons), Body Moves (Tim Seibles), Some Gangster Pain (Gillian Conoley), Sleeping With The Moon (Colleen J. McElroy), Hotel Insomnia (Charles Simic), Moon Crossing Bridge (Tess Gallagher), Muscular Music (Terrance Hayes), Walking to Egypt (Clyde Edgarton), The Latin Deli (Judith Ortiz Cofer), Arc & Hue (Tara Betts)
Favorite Authors:
Colette, Dickens, Poe, Dumas, Natasha Treatheway, Betty Smith, Jane Austen, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Sandra Cisneros, Lynda Hull, Tim Seibles, Kaye Gibbons, Clyde Edgarton, Staceyann Chin, Nikky Finney, Tess Gallagher, Charles Simic, Toni Morrison, Lynn Emmanuel, Colleen J. McElroy, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Gillian Conoley, Terrance Hayes, Miguel Pinero, Walter Mosley, Tara Betts.

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Listing last updated: March 21, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Christian, Italian American, Mixed Race, Native American, Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Buffalo, NY
Raised in:
Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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