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Chekwube Danladi

Chekwube Danladi is the author of Semiotics, selected by Evie Shockley as the winner of the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (University of Georgia Press, September 2020). She has received support from Callaloo, Kimbilio, Hedgebrook, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her chapbook, Take Me Back, was included as part of the New-Generation African Poets: Nne boxset in 2017. From Lagos by way of West Baltimore, she is based in Chicago, and teaches in the writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a teaching artist with the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), a performance healing group for LGBTQ street-based youth in Chicago.


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