Renee Simms is a poet and writer originally from Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, she received her MFA in fiction from Arizona State University.
Renee's work has been widely anthologized, appearing in 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); Strange Cargo: An Emerging Voices Anthology (PEN Center USA 2008); 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).
In addition to the journals listed below, her poems, stories, and essays may also be found in African Voices, Inkwell, and 42 Opus.
Renee has received fellowships and residencies from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Kimbilio: A Center for African American Fiction, Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, and PEN Center USA.
Renee currently teaches African American Studies at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She focuses on the African American experience through the lenses of literature, film, and law.
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Listing last updated: June 9, 2013