Kamilah Aisha Moon


Brooklyn, NY

Author's Bio

A recipient of fellowships to the Cave Canem Foundation, the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Vermont Studio Center, Moon's work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Essence, Bloom, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. A featured poet in conferences and venues around the country, she has also led creative writing residencies for the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, Community~Word Project, Acentos and Voices UnBroken. She has taught English and Creative Writing at Medgar Evers College-CUNY, Drew University and Adelphi University. Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry collection, SHE HAS A NAME, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.

(Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)

Publications & Prizes

Villanelles (Everyman, 2012)
Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
Temba Tupu (Africa World Press, 2010)
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
Ringing Ear (The University of Georgia Press, 2007)
Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press, 2006)
Bittersweet (The Women's Press Ltd, 2001)
Bum Rush The Page (Three Rivers Press, 2001)
SHE HAS A NAME (Four Way Books, 2013)
Black Arts Quarterly
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Lodestar Quarterly
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Obsidian lll: Literature in the African Diaspora
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Prizes won: 

Agnes Scott Literary Festival, 1st place in poetry, 1997. Tennessee Writers Alliance, 3rd place in place poetry, 1998. Paumanok Poetry Award Semi-Finalist, 2001. Emily Dickinson Poetry Award Honorable Mention, 2003.

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Last update: Nov 07, 2011