Sherese Francis


Author's Bio

Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, text artist, workshop facilitator, and literary curator of the mobile library project, J. Expressions. She has published work in journals and anthologies including Cosmonauts Avenue, No Dear, Apex Magazine, La Pluma Y La Tinta's New Voices Anthology, The Pierian Literary Review, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Free Verse, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling. Currently, she is a co-editor and board member of the small press, Harlequin Creature, and a core member of the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance. To find out more about her work, visit

Photo Credit: Rosayln Fernandez

Publications & Prizes

Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African-American Poetry (Northwestern University Press, 2019)
Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2016)
African Voices
Apex Magazine
Bone Bouquet
Cosmonauts Avenue
Newtown Literary

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lucille Clifton Toni Morrison Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
What I'm reading now: 
STEREO.ISLAND.MOSAIC by Vincent Toro , Invasive Species by Marwa Helal

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American, American, Black, Caribbean, Caribbean American
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Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Queens, NY
New York
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Last update: Oct 22, 2019