M. Nzadi Keita

M. Nzadi Keita is a poet, an essayist, a scholar, and a teacher. A professor of creative writing, American literature, and Africana studies at Ursinus College, she served as an adviser to the award-winning documentary BadddDDD Sonia Sanchez, and has consulted with the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Her most recent poetry collection, Brief Evidence of Heaven—a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Prize—sheds light on Anna Murray Douglass, Frederick Douglass’s first wife, and is cited by David Blight in his prize-winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Keita’s work has been published in the anthology A Face to Meet the Faces: A Persona Poetry Anthology, and in journals such as Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Poet Lore, and Crab Orchard. Her prose will appear in the forthcoming When We Exhale: Reflections on Rest, Grief, & Intimacy, from Black Freighter Press.

Other Books by M. Nzadi Keita

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