About Anastacia-ReneéAnastacia-Renee is an African-American poet, writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx speaker and podcaster. Renee is the author of (v.), (Black Ocean Press), Forget It (Black Radish Press) and Answer(Me), (Winged City Chapbook Press). She is a 2020 Arc Fellow (4Culture) and Jack Straw Curator. Renee is the recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington Artists (2018), Seattle's Civic Poet (2017-2019), and Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House (2015-2017). Renee has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Ragdale, Mineral School, and The New Orleans Writers Residency. Her poems and essays have been anthologized in: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, and Seismic: Seattle City of Literature. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in: Spark, Foglifter, Auburn Avenue, Catapult, Alta, Torch, and many more. Renee's solo art exhibition, "(Don't Be Absurd) Alice in Parts" is currently on view at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, until April 25th, 2021.
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