Edythe Rodriguez is a Philly-based copywriter who studied Africology and poetry at Temple University. She loves neo-soul, battle rap, and long walks through old poetry journals. Edythe has received fellowships from PEN America, Hurston/Wright, The Watering Hole, and Brooklyn Poets. She is the winner of the 2022 Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize from Philadelphia Stories and the 2021 Margaret Reid Prize from Winning Writers. Her work is either published or forthcoming in Obsidian, Brown Sugar Literary, The Rumpus and Raising Mothers.