Nikia Chaney


Rialto, CA

Author's Bio

Nikia Chaney is the fourth Inlandia Literary Laureate. She is author of Sis Fuss (2012, Orange Monkey Publishing) and ladies, please (2012, Dancing Girl Press). She is also founding editor of shufpoetry, an online journal for experimental poetry, and founding editor of Jamii Publishing, an imprint dedicated to publishing authors working int the community. She teaches at San Bernardino Valley College

Publications & Prizes

ladies, please (Dancing Girl Press, 2013)
Sis Fuss (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2012)
Prizes won: 

Cave Canem Fellowship, 2012
Barbara Demings Fund for Women, 2012
Enizagam Poetry Prize, 2012
Millay Colony of the Arts, 2014
Marsh Hawk Press, Robert Creeley Award, 2015
Squaw Valley, 2016

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Last update: Oct 11, 2016