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Featured Speaker

April Gibson

April Gibson is a poet, writer, and professor. Her work has been published in The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Rhino Poetry, and Prairie Schooner, among other journals and magazines. She is a recipient of The Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award (State of Illinois) and has been awarded grants, fellowships, or residencies from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Poetry Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center among others. Her forthcoming book of poetry highlights an experience of the Black body through disability, healthcare systems, and sociocultural norms and will be published by Amistad Press/Harper Collins in 2024. April teaches English at Malcolm X College in Chicago.

April Gibson
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