zakia henderson-brown

[poet, editor, etc.]

 

bio

zakia is of starshine and clay lineage. She is the author of What Kind of Omen Am I, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Cate Marvin. She was a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets fellow, and has received additional fellowships and support from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo Journal, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared in AdroitAfrican American ReviewBeloit Poetry JournalBurner MagazineEpiphanyLittle Patuxent ReviewMobius:The Journal of Social ChangeReverieNo, DearNorth American ReviewObsidianthe Offing, Thethepoetry.com, TorchVinylWashington Square Review, and the anthologies New Daughters of Africa (Amistad: 2019) and Why I Am Not a Painter (Argos: 2011). 

She has worked as a community organizer at Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; as a researcher at UNITE HERE!, a resource coordinator at Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs; and as a research associate at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. She completed the 2010 Activate! organizing fellowship at Social Justice Leadership and is an emerita board member of the Brooklyn Movement Center, where she co-founded the anti-gendered and sexualized street harassment collective, No Disrespect.

zakia was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize by A. Van Jordan, nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013 by Beloit Poetry Journal and has been in residence at the T.S. Eliot House, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from Queens College, where she also served as an adjunct professor. She currently serves as Editor and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator at nonprofit publisher The New Press. She is a Brooklyn native and loyalist. 

 

Editorial

Here are a few books I've had the pleasure of working on editorially. As a group, their honors include being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, being awarded the PEN/Galbraith Prize for Nonfiction and the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice, and they received attention from Booklist, Boston Review, The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, and the New York Review of Books.

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state_of_resistance_pb_final.jpg
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Chapbook
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Oh lookie here! My little chap was winner of Poetry Society of America's 2017 Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Cate Marvin. On sale here

toni chisholm Lexicons, llc (tclex)

 

Toni Chisholm Lexicons, LLC (TCLex) is a full-service shop for all your literary needs. With a focus on crafting stories that are deeply engaging, employing language that is inventive and compelling, and shaping book projects into the most resonant versions of themselves, TCLex provides essential assistance to first-time authors and more experienced authors alike. For book-length works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and hybrid genre, we offer the following services:

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