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Anastacia-Reneé (She/They) is a writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and podcaster. Reneé is the author of (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish). Two books, Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere and Side Notes from the Archivist forthcoming from Amistad (an imprint of HarperCollins). Recently she was selected by NBC News as part of the list of "Queer Artist of Color Dominate 2021's Must See LGBTQ Art Shows." Anastacia-Reneé was former Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), Poet-in-Residence (2015-2017) and Hugo House and Arc Artist Fellow (2020). Her work has been anthologized in: The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics and Superhero PoetryHome is Where You Queer Your HeartFurious Flower Seeding the Future of African American PoetryTeaching Black: The Craft of Teaching on Black Life and Literature, Joy Has A Sound, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, and Seismic: Seattle City of Literature. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Hobart, Foglifter, Auburn Avenue, Catapult, Alta, Torch, Poetry Northwest, Cascadia Magazine, Ms. Magazine and others. Reneé has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, 4Culture, VONA, 5th Avenue Arts, Ragdale, Mineral School, and The New Orleans Writers Residency.