Grace Ocasio

214 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 
704-568-3739

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
The Speed of Our Lives
(BlazeVOX [books], 2014)
Journals: 
Black Renaissance Noire, Court Green, Poetry South, Rattle, Two Hawks Quarterly
Chapbook: 
Hollerin from This Shack
(Ahadada Books, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
A 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee, Grace C. Ocasio placed as a finalist in the 2016 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award in Poetry. A recipient of the 2014 North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant, she won honorable mention in the 2012 James Applewhite Poetry Prize, the 2011 Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka Poetry Prize, and a 2011 Napa Valley Writers' Conference scholarship.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash
Favorite Authors: 
Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Toni Morrison

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
Raised in: 
Hartsdale, NY
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Last updated: Mar 20, 2017