Jamaica Baldwin

Jamaica Baldwin (@jamaicabaldwin) hails from Santa Cruz, California, by way of Seattle. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, the Adroit Journal, the Missouri Review, Guernica, and TriQuarterly, among others. She was the winner of the 2019 San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference Contest in Poetry and runner-up for the 2020 Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize. Her writing has been supported by Hedgebrook, Furious Flower, and the Jack Straw Writers program. Jamaica is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

  • A close-up detail of Nina Simone's eyes
    September 23, 2020 | Jamaica Baldwin
    Nina Simone Sings the Blues (RCA Victor, 1967) Series editor’s note: In Jamaica Baldwin’s “Windfall,” the self is buried beneath layers and layers of internalized memories, b...

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