Grace Ocasio


Charlotte, NC
North Carolina US

Author's Bio

Publications & Prizes

Family Reunion (Broadstone Books, 2020)
The Speed of Our Lives (BlazeVOX books, 2014)
Hollerin from This Shack (Ahadada Books, 2009)
Black Renaissance Noire
Court Green
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Prizes won: 

A three-time 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

Favorite authors: 
Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, George Orwell, and Toni Morrison
What I'm reading now: 
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Hartsdale, NY
New York
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Last update: Jan 21, 2021