t’ai freedom ford
t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in the African American Review, Apogee, Bomb Magazine, Calyx, Drunken Boat, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Kweli, Obsidian, Poetry, Tin House, and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and NEPANTLA: AN ANTHOLOGY DEDICATED TO QUEER POETS OF COLOR. Her first collection, how to get over, won the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, published by Red Hen Press. In 2018, she won a Face Out Emerging Writers Award from the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses. Her 2019 book of poetry was a finalist for the 2020 The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, where she is an editor at No, Dear Magazine.
Learn more at t’ai freedom ford’s official website