Renee Simms is a poet and writer originally from Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Her work appears in the anthologies Forty-Four on 44: Forty-Four African-American Writers on the Election of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States (Third World Press 2011); Voices from Leimert Park (Tsehai 2006); Mischief Caprice & Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press 2004); and Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature (Wiley & Sons 2000). Her poems and stories may also be found in African Voices, Inkwell, and 42 Opus. A Cave Canem and PEN Emerging Voices fellow, Renee currently writes and teaches in Washington state, where she is a visiting professor of African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound.
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