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Raina Leon

Raina J. León, PhD, CantoMundo fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016). She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, the Vermont Studio Center, the Macdowell Colony, among others. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to Latinx arts. She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. She is currently the poet mentor for the poet-in-residence program at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

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