Kamilah Aisha Moon

The author of Starshine & Clay (2017), a CLMP Firecracker Award finalist featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as a collection that captures America in poetry, and She Has a Name (2013), a finalist for both the Audre Lorde and Lambda Literary Awards, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been published widely, including in the New York Times, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, Poem-a-Day, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize winner who has received fellowships to MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Hedgebrook, and Cave Canem, she holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Agnes Scott College.

  • A soft-edged painting of a landscape under moonlight with stars or fireflies hanging in the mid-ground
    September 2, 2021 | Kamilah Aisha Moon
    Photo by Parée / Flickr Series editor’s note: In Kamilah Aisha Moon’s “Fireflies,” the speaker is mesmerized by the idyllic world created by the insects and has been transported, with...

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