dezireé a. brown is a black queer woman poet, scholar, and self-proclaimed “social justice warrior,” born and raised in Flint, MI. They are currently an MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University, and often claim to have been born with a poem written across their chest. A poetry and nonfiction editor for Heavy Feather Review, their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cartridge Lit, Puerto Del Sol, RHINO, decomP, and the anthology Best “New” African Poets 2015, among others. They tweet at @deziree_a_brown.


dezireé a. brown, ISSUES

January/February 2018 Issue, BOAAT