Shayla Hawkins

Detroit, MI

Author's Bio

"I crave the experience of writing and sharing with others. It is what I do as an artist; as a human being." ~ Prince

Publications and Prizes

(David Robert Books, 2012)
Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse
(Moonrise Press, 2010)
, Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince
(NightBallet Press, 2016)
, Mona Poetica
(Mayapple Press, 2005)
, Role Call
(Third World Press, 2002)
, Tall...ish
(Pure Slush, 2016)
, Vwa: Poems for Haiti
(Create Space, 2010)
African Voices, Afterthoughts, Ancient Paths, Aunt Chloe, Blue Fifth Review, Calabash, Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Driftwood Review, Drumvoices Revue, Edison Literary Review, Graffiti Rag, Magnapoets, Maxis Review, Naugatuck River Review, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Paris/Atlantic, Paterson Literary Review, Pembroke Magazine, Pyrta, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Solo Cafe, St. Somewhere, Sugar Mule, Taj Mahal Review, The Ambassador Poetry Project, Third Wednesday, Tidal Basin Review, Tongues of the Ocean, Torch: Poetry, Prose, and Short Stories by African American Women, Windsor Review, Yemassee
Prizes Won: 
The Caribbean Writer Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Short Fiction; Winner: The John Edgar Wideman Microstory Contest; Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems by Barbara Hamby
Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Danny Danzinger
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Stephen Mitchell, Editor & Translator
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

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Last updated: Jun 07, 2016