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By Faylita Hicks

Faylita Hicks is the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), Managing Editor of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, an organizer with Mano Amiga, and a finalist for the 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship.

Hicks was a 2019 Lambda Literary Emerging Fellow for Nonfiction, a 2019 Jack Jones Literary Arts “Culture, Too” Conference Gender/Sexuality Fellow, a 2019 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award Finalist, a winner of Catapult’s 2019 Black History Month Scholarship, and has received a residency from the Vermont Studio Center.

Their work is published or forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, Adroit, The Rumpus, The Cincinnati Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, SLATE Magazine, Huffington Post, Texas Observer, Color Bloq and others.

She received her MFA from Sierra Nevada College and lives in San Marcos, TX.