Layla Benitez-James

Layla Benitez-James is a 2022 NEA fellow in translation and the author of God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode but He Had to Make Sure, selected by Major Jackson for Cave Canem’s Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and published by Jai-Alai Books. More writing can be found in Black Femme Collective, Virginia Quarterly Review, Latino Book Review, Poetry London, Acentos Review, Asymptote Journal, and Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Books.

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