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Cheryl Boyce Taylor Poetry Reading

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is a poet, author, and curator. She is the winner of the

2022 Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde

Award for her verse memoir, Mama Phife Represents (Haymarket, 2021), which stands as a tribute to her late son, hip hop icon Malik "Phife Dawg" Tay-

lor of A Tribe Called Ouest.

Cheryl's latest work, We Are Not Wearing Helmets was published by Northwestern University Press. A VONA fellow, her work has been published in Poetry, Prairie

Schooner, Aloud: Voices from the Nuy-orican Poets Cafe, The Mom Egg Review

and Adrienne.


Contributors: LGBTQ+ Center, Humanities Center, Dept. of English, Africana Studies, Center For Black Culture and Research and the Faculty Justice Network.