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Naomi Extra is doctoral candidate in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She has been awarded fellowships by Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the African American Intellectual History Society. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Zora, Ms. Magazine Blog, Lit Hub, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her poetry manuscript Ratchet Supreme was selected by Tiana Clark as the winner of the 2019 BOAAT Chapbook Prize.
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