By Angel Nafis
"These are poems that fill the mouth. They sing sorrow and stitch a family together, then rip it apart again and again. These are poems that fly, that tell the stories of women, their wounds, their love, their bodies, their deep, hungry song."
- From the foreward of BlackGirl Mansion by Tameka Cage Conley, PhD
Angel Nafis is an Ann Arbor, Michigan native and Cave Canem Fellow. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Found Magazine's Requiem for a Paper Bag, The Rattling Wall, GirlSpeak Webzine, and Muzzle Magazine. In 2011, she represented the Louder-Arts poetry project at both the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam. She is an Urban Word NYC Mentor and the founder, curator, and host of the quarterly Greenlight Bookstore Poetry Slam reading series.