Romaine Washington

Poet

Author's Bio

Romaine Washington is the author of Sirens in Her Belly, Editor's Choice top ten must-read for 2016. She is a fellow of The Watering Hole, SC and Inland Area Writing Project UC Riverside. Through IAWP UCR, Washington served as poet-in-resident for educators at the Riverside Mission Inn for three years. She has presented her poetry in a variety of venues from the Caifornia Assocciation of Teachers of English conference to community programs in Georgia.   As an active participant in the poetry community she has served as a judge for Poetry Outloud and was a panel participant in the 2018 AWP Conference. Ms. Washington is currenlty a facilitator for the San Bernardino creative writing workshop organized by Inlandia Institute and co-sponsored by Poets & Writers. 

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Cholla Needles 39 (Cholla Needles Press, 2020)
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Accolades: A Women Who Submit Anthology (Jamii Publishing, 2019)
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Cholla Needles 32 (Cholla Needles Press, 2019)
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Cholla Needles 36 (Cholla Needles Press, 2019)
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Writing from Inldandia 2018 (Inlandia Institute, 2019)
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Writing from Inlandia (Inlandia Institute, 2017)
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Defining Moments Vol IX (Plymouth Writers Group, 2004)
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In the Company of Women (PoetWorks Press, 2001)
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The Verdict Is In (Manic D Press, 1992)
,
Sheila-Na-Gig (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 1991)
Book:
Sirens in Her Belly (Jamii Publishing, 2015)
Journals:
Buckle &
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California English
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Prizes won: 

Chapbook: Coffehouse Chatter, (Red Dancefloor Press, 1992)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison, Cynthia Manick, Ralph Ellison, Jericho Brown, S Pearl Sharp, Gwendolyn Brooks, Carolyn M. Rodgers, Natasha Trethewey, Octavia Butler, Lucille Clifton, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Flannery O'Conor, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Douglas Brown, Ta-Nehesi Coates, Aime Cesare, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Pablo Neruda, Barbara Kingsolver, Naomi Shihab Nye, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Nikia Chaney, Beverly Head, Tracy K. Smith.
What I'm reading now: 
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez, Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters by Editor: Charles Henry Rowell

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
San Bernardino, CA
California
Raised in: 
San Bernardino, CA
California
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Last update: Mar 23, 2020