Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral candidate in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In both her creative and scholarly work she explores the themes of agency and pleasure in the lives of black women and girls. She has been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the African American Intellectual History Society. Her essays have appeared in Glamour, Bitch, Ms. Magazine Blog, Apogee Journal, Broadly and in other publications. Her poems have been published in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, Bone Bouquet, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
Ratchet Supreme (BOAAT Press, 2020)
Selected by Tiana Clark as the winner of the 2019 BOAAT Chapbook Prize.