.chisaraokwu. (Chisara Asomugha)


Author's Bio

.chisaraokwu. (she/hers) is an Igbo poet-artist, writer and actor. Her work has appeared in Obsidian, Berkeley Poetry Review, [PANK], midnight&indigo, Tahoma Literary Review, Transition and others. She is grateful to have her work supported with fellowships, residencies and workshops from MacDowell, Cave Canem, Anaphora Arts, Brooklyn Poets, Banff, and Tin House and to have found supportive spaces to create in community with New York Writers Coalition and Women Writers in Bloom Salon.

Publications & Prizes

A Desolate Country: We, the Poets, United Against Trump (39 West Press, 2017)
Cider Press Review
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Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation
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Tinderbox Poetry Journal
Prizes won: 

2022 Writers Digest Poetry Award

Finalist, Xochtl BIPOC Residency Award

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Last update: Feb 20, 2023