Antoinette (Brim) Brim-Bell


Author's Bio

Antoinette Brim-Bell (Antoinette Brim), author of These Women You Gave MeIcarus in Love, and Psalm of the Sunflower, is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Her poetry, memoir, and critical work has appeared in various journals and magazines, as well as, in anthologies including Villanelles, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Critical Insights: Alice Walker, 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States, Not A Muse, Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta, and The Whiskey of Our Discontent: an anthology of essays commemorating Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, winner of the 2017 Central New York Book Award for nonfiction.  The Whiskey of Our Discontent audiobook is forthcoming from Audible in 2020.

A printmaker and collage artist, Brim-Bell recently exhibited both poetry and monoprints in Jazz: An exhibition of Poetry, Prints, and Photography at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven, CT, and Sheroes, in partnership with the Alliance of Women Veterans at the Grove in New Haven, CT.  She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Indolent Arts Foundation based in New York City, is a past Board Member of OneWorld Progressive Institute, and a past President of the Board of Directors of the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT.

Additionally, Brim-Bell has hosted a series of Black History Month television programs for the OneWorld Progressive Institute and is a former guest host of Patrick Oliver’s Literary Nation Talk Radio (KABF 88.3, Little Rock) for which she interviewed a variety of entertainers, literary figures, political pundits and community developers.  A sought-after speaker, editor, educator, and consultant, Brim-Bell is an Associate Professor of English at Capital Community College. 

Publications & Prizes

Villanelles (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (Everyman, 2012)
44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States (Third World Press, 2011)
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself. Volume 8 anthology (MW Enterprises, 2010)
Not a Muse (Haven Books, 2009)
Just like a Girl: A Manifesta (GirlChild Press, 2008)
Cave Canem Anthology 2004 (Cave Canem, 2004)
Icarus in Love (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2013)
Psalm of the Sunflower (Willow Books, 2009)
These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books, 2017)
Drunken Boat
Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
River Walk Journal
Southern Women's Review
The November 3rd Club

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Newark, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Apr 22, 2020