Cynthia Parker-Ohene is a three-time Pushcart nominee, abolitionist, cultural worker, and therapist. She is an MFA graduate in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California, and the Chester Aaron Scholar for Excellence in Creative Writing. She is a winner of the San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Poetry Prize. Her recent work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Kweli, Green Mountains Review, and West Branch, among others. She has received fellowships and support from Tin House, Callaloo, the Postgraduate Vermont College of Fine Arts, Juniper, and the Hurston-Wright Foundation and elsewhere, as well as work in the anthologies, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. Her book, Daughters of Harriet, is forthcoming from The Center for Literary Publishing/Colorado State University Press in March, 2022.