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Kemi Alabi is the author of The Lion Tamer's Daughter (YesYes Books, 2020). Their poems and essays appear in The Rumpus, Guernica, Catapult, Best New Poets 2019, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2 and elsewhere. A cultural strategist with Forward Together, Kemi builds narrative power with writers and artists for social justice. They live in Chicago.
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