About Kamilah Aisha MoonKamilah Aisha Moon (1973-2021) was an African-American poet. She was the author of Starshine & Clay (2017), a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award, and She Has a Name (2013), a finalist for the Lambda Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. A Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 New American Poet, she has received fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Center for Faith and Work, Hedgebrook, and Cave Canem. Her work has been featured in Harvard Review, Jubilat, Callaloo, Sou'wester, Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Colorado Review, and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. She has been featured nationally at conferences, festivals, and universities including the Library of Congress and Princeton University.
Moon taught at several institutions, including Rutgers University-Newark and Columbia University. At the time of her death, she taught poetry and creative writing at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
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