M. Ayodele Heath

P.O. Box 422561
Atlanta, GA 30342

Author's Bio

M. Ayodele Heath is author of Otherness (Brick Road Poetry Press). Ayodele has been featured at such venues as the National Black Arts Festival, the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Turner Trumpet Awards, and TurnerSouth’s MySouth Speaks television campaign. Ayodele’s awards include: Atlanta Bureau for Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist grant, Pushcart Prize nominee,McEver Visiting Chair in Writing at Georgia Tech, Fellowship to the Caversham Centre for Artists (South Africa), Cave Canem fellow. His poetry has appeared in RHINO, Callaloo, the New York Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Mississippi Review, India’s International Gallerie, and the anthology Poetry Slam: the Competitive Art of Performance Poetry.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Crux: a Conversation in Words and Images
(Fulton County Arts Council, 2006)
, Java Monkey Speaks Anthology, Vol II
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 2006)
, My South: a People, a Place, a World All Its Own
(Thomas Nelson, 2005)
, Poetry Slam: the Competitve Art of Performance Poetry
(Manic D Press, 2000)
Journals: 
Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Mississippi Review, Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature
, New Millennium Writings, The New York Quarterly, Open City, storySouth, The Chattahoochee Review

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Atlanta
Raised in: 
Atlanta, GA
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2011