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Alafia Nicole Sessions is a black poet and mother living between Los Angeles & Atlanta, where she currently works as an educator, actress, herbalist, doula and wellness practitioner. Alafia writes poetry that explores race, womanhood, motherhood, reproductive rights, social justice, generational trauma and earth medicine. She was selected by Evie Shockley as the winner of the 2023 Furious Flower Prize. Alafia is a recipient of the Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and was selected as a semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Prize. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Obsidian, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast Journal, Radar Poetry, Tahoma Literary Review and elsewhere. Alafia is an MFA candidate in the low residency creative writing program at Randolph College. 

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