About Marlanda DekineMarlanda Dekine is an African-American poet. Her forthcoming collection, Thresh & Hold (Hub City Press, 2022), won the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. She is from Plantersville, S.C. Her poem, Ars Poetica, is the text for a muso-poetic community performance with the award-winning composer/performer collective, counter)induction. Her work has appeared in Emergence Magazine, Screen Door Review, Flycatcher Journal, Spark & Echo Arts, TEDxGreenville, and elsewhere. Previously, Marlanda studied in Paris with NYU’s Low-Residency MFA program. Dekine is a Tin House Scholar, a Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellow, and a Fellow at The Watering Hole. Her work is obsessed with ancestry, memory, and the process of staying within one’s own body, leaving spells and incantations for others to follow for themselves. She live in South Carolina with her wise dog, Malachi. She is the winner of the 2021 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize.
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