JONTERRI GADSON

Jonterri Gadson's debut poetry collection, Blues Triumphant, was published by YesYes Books in the summer of 2016. She is also the author of the chapbooks, Interruptions (MIEL, 2014) and Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012). She previously served as the Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton and has also received scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, and the University of Virginia where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. She is a graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. She co-directed Writing from the Margins at Bloomfield College, a literary studies institute with workshops that centered the writing and voices of marginalized writers, which received a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Los Angeles Review, The Collagist, and other journals. She writes for an all-female comedic panel show and her comedy writing earned her selection to the 2016 NBC Late Night Writer's Workshop.  She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/English at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.