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Dr. Deidra Dees is the second-place winner of the Native Voices Award, a member of the Mvskoke nation, and descends from Hotvlkvlke (Wind Clan). She grew up picking cotton on a rural Alabama farm, where her ancestors lived. Dr. Dees is a Cornell and Harvard graduate and the published author of Vision Lines: Native American Decolonizing Literature. Dr. Dees currently serves as Director/Tribal Archivist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and teaches Native American Studies at the University of South Alabama. 

Poetry Avenue

Kinsman Quarterly features spellbinding poetry from regular contributors and contest finalists. We regularly share new poetry with our subscribers and media followers. Enjoy poets from our tremendous contributors below:

Dr. Deidra Dees
Akin Jeje
Jana Ross
Abdulrazaq Salihu
Jonathan Chibuike Ukah
Veripuami Nandee Kangumine
Carmen Brady-Bronston

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