Shayla Hawkins

Poet

N/A
Detroit, MI

Author's Bio

"My way is from woe to wonder." ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
A Constellation of Kisses (Terrapin Books, 2019)
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The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics (Terrapin Books, 2018)
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Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince (NightBallet Press, 2016)
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Tall...ish (Pure Slush, 2016)
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Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (Moonrise Press, 2010)
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Vwa: Poems for Haiti (CreateSpace, 2010)
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Mona Poetica (Mayapple Press, 2005)
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Role Call (Third World Press, 2002)
Book:
Carambola (David Robert Books, 2012)
Journals:
African Voices
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Afterthoughts
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Ancient Paths
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Aunt Chloe
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Blue Fifth Review
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Calabash
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Caribbean Writer
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Crab Orchard Review
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Driftwood Review
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Drumvoices Revue
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Edison Literary Review
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Graffiti Rag
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Magnapoets
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Maxis Review
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Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review
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Paris/Atlantic
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Pembroke Magazine
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Pyrta
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Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
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Solo Cafe
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St. Somewhere
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Sugar Mule
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The Ambassador Poetry Project
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Third Wednesday
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Tongues of the Ocean
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Windsor Review
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Prizes won: 

The Caribbean Writer Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Short Fiction; Winner: The John Edgar Wideman Microstory Contest; Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Emily Brontë, Laura Esquivel, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, Edwidge Danticat, Lucille Clifton, Ruth Downie, Zoë Ferraris, Gwendolyn Brooks, John Donne, and Pablo Neruda
What I'm reading now: 
A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn, Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda by Stephen Mitchell, translator, Exits and Entrances by Naomi Long Madgett, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian
Fluent in: 
French
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Last update: Jul 24, 2019