Willow Books is pleased to host the annual Emerging Poets & Writers Series, which recognizes the next wave of talented authors in our family. The 2014 selection will be announced soon.
The 2013 Emerging Poet was Adrienne Christian
Adrienne Christian is a Cave Canem fellow and a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Today’s Black Woman, Jolie, Obsidian, Silk Road, Falling Star, Miller’s Pond, Cliterature, and others. She is the recipient of the University of Michigan African American Alumni Council’s Five Under Ten Young Alumni Recognition Award. She is the editor of the Haiku Society of America’s newsletter, Ripples.
Her chapbook is 12023 Woodmont Avenue, a collection about her childhood in Detroit.
To order Adrienne’s chapbook, visit http://aquariuspress.myshopify.com/collections/poetry/products/12023-woodmont-avenue
Our 2012 Emerging Poet was Krista Franklin
Krista Franklin is a poet and visual artist from Dayton, OH who lives and works in Chicago. Her poetry and mixed medium collages have been published in lifestyle and literary journals such as Coon Bidness, Copper Nickel, RATTLE, Indiana Review, Ecotone, Clam and Callaloo, and in the anthologies Encyclopedia Vol. II, F-K and Gathering Ground. Her visual art has been featured on the covers of award-winning books, and exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Franklin is a Cave Canem Fellow, a co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars, and a teaching artist for Young Chicago Authors, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, and numerous organizations in the city of Chicago.