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 was 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 received fellowships to MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Hedgebrook, and Cave Canem, she held an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was 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 28, 2021 | Kamilah Aisha Moon
    Photo by Parée / Flickr Editorial noteWLT mourns the loss of Kamilah Aisha Moon, whose poem, “Fireflies,” was included in the Black Voices series this year. We hope her lig...

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