The Cave Canem Fellow is the Editor of the women's anthology His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays by HER and author of several books including her latest book of poems: Swag. Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Her freelance journalism can be found in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. She facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country, focusing on women empowerment and youth mentoring. Mahogany is currently host and curator at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Thelma Adams' debut novel PLAYDATE was published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2011. She has been the film critic at Us Weekly since 2000, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, More, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, The international Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan and Self. In 1993, she earned an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She lives in Hyde Park, New York, with her husband, son, daughter, three cats, one spaniel and a flock of wild turkeys.
Cathleen Davitt Bell is the author of the young adult books Slipping and Little Blog on the Prairie. She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, as a salesperson for a multimedia publisher, as a market researcher, and finally as a copywriter. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two children and two dogs named Oscar and Oprah. You can find out more about her and her books at www.cathleendavittbell.com.
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