Janann Dawkins

Poet

167 S. Grove Street Apt. A201
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Author's Bio

I am an American Studies scholar who wrote rap lyrics before coming to poetry. I am interested in deconstructing societal constructs such as race, gender, and class. I am an atypical feminist who enjoys employing rhetorical devices to write about the erotic. I am an editor by trade, a typist by skill, and a grammarian and etymologist at heart. I seek the hidden and unspoken voices and imagery of American culture.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
(A Brilliant) Record Magazine
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ALBA
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Anastomoo
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Apparatus Magazine
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At-Large Magazine
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Blinking Cursor
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Blue Fifth Review
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BluePrintReview
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Bolts Of Silk
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Breadcrumb Scabs
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Calliope Nerve
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Camroc Press Review
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Counterexample Poetics
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Danse Macabre
, ,
Every Day Poets
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Existere
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First Class
, ,
freefall
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FutureCycle Poetry
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Gloom Cupboard
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Grinnel Review
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Gutter Eloquence
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Journal of Truth and Consequence
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Left Behind
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Literary House Review
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Literary Tonic
, ,
Mad Swirl
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Mezzo Cammin
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Milk Money
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MiPOesias
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Mississippi Crow
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Oak Bend Review
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Orange Room Review
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Ouroboros Review
, , ,
Poesia
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Quantum Poetry Magazine
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Sage Trail
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Sein und Werden
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Shoots and Vines
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Third Wednesday
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Tonopah Review
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twenty20 Journal
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Twilight Ending
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Two Review
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Verse Wisconsin
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Westward Quarterly
Prizes won: 

Honorable Mention, Seldon Whitcomb Poetry Contest, Grinnell College (1998). Yusef Komunyakaa, judge. Piece: "electra".

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
Buddhist, Christian, Feminist, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dearborn
Raised in: 
Belleville, MI
Michigan
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Last update: May 22, 2019