Tafisha A. Edwards | Tafisha A. Edwards
Tafisha A. Edwards is a poet, producer, and Sagittarius.
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Tafisha A. Edwards wears a crown of orange roses.

She is the author of THE BLOODLET, winner of Phantom Books’ 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in The Offing, PHANTOMBodega Magazine, The Atlas ReviewThe Little Patuxent Review, and other print and online publications. She is currently an MFA Candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She currently serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Gigantic Sequins, and is graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jiminéz-Porter Writers’ House. She is a Cave Canem Graduate fellow and a former educator with the American Poetry Museum. She has received a Zoland Poetry Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and in addition to scholarships to The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, The Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference and other writing workshops and conferences. She is currently writing her first full length collection of poetry, Confusing the Wind.

Readings + Events + Appearances

November 5, 2016

Museum of Americana Reading Series

Scratch Brewery

Ava, Illinois

March 28, 2017

Little Salon Presents: Let’s Take It to Bloomingdale

A House in Bloomingdale

Washington, D.C.

April 19, 2017

An Evening with Mason Jar Press

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore, Maryland

Past Appearances

Poetry, Fiction, Beer: An MFA Reading

Scratch Brewery | Ava, Illinois

October 16, 2016

 

A Sunday Kind of Love (Feature)

Busboys and Poets – 14th &V | Washington D.C.

May 7, 2016

 

Belli * Deshpande * Edwards * Elhillo * Hogan * James

The Black Squirrel | Washington, D.C.

May 7, 2016

 

Cave Canem 20th Anniversary Reading at Housing Works Bookstore

Housing Works Bookstore Café | New York, New York

April 28, 2016

 

Little Salon Presents: A/WAKE AGAIN

3601 13th Street NW | Washington D.C.

April 26, 2016

 

Switchback / No, Dear / Gazing Grain / Atlas: an AWP Off-site

City Tavern | Los Angeles, California

March 31, 2016

 

Best Words AWP Offsite Event

Eastside International | Los Angeles, California

March 31, 2016

 

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture Presents Storytelling as Resistance

The University of Baltimore | Baltimore, Maryland

March 9, 2016

 

In Your Ear

DC Arts Center | Washington D.C.

February 21, 2016

 

Poets Lady Brion and Tafisha A. Edwards, The Spring ’16 Reading Series

8th Annual African-American Arts Festival | The University of Baltimore | Baltimore, Maryland

February 16, 2016

 

Saida Agostini & Tafisha Edwards Poetry Reading

Wohlfarth Gallery | Washington D.C.

January 30, 2016

 

Atlas XXXII: Puro, Garnett, Edwards, Che, Mei-en

61 Local | Brooklyn, New York

November 11, 2016

 

LIVING ROOM: Agostini/Cabrera/Edwards/Holmes/Thompson/Spero

Pet worth Citizen | Washington D.C.

November 6, 2015

 

Friday Night Slam (Feature)

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe | New York City, New York

October 9, 2015

Threefold: Featuring the Poetry of Cave Canem Fellows Bettina Judd, Tafisha A. Edwards & Saida Agostini

DC Center for the Arts | Washington D.C.

August 1, 2015

 

Bodega Magazine 

New York Poetry Festival | Governor’s Island, NY

July 25, 2015

 

Fledgling Rag Launch Reading

The Writer’s Center | Bethesda, Maryland

June 7, 2015

 

#BlackPoetsSpeakOut Baltimore Community Reading

The University of Baltimore | Baltimore, Maryland

May 29, 2015

 

The Inner Loop Literary Reading Series 1 Year Anniversary

Johnny Pistolas | Washington D.C.

April 21, 2015

 

An Afternoon of Poetry – Readings by Tim Seibles and Cave Canem Poets

The Enoch Pratt Free Library | Baltimore, Maryland

December 7, 2014

 

Black Poets Speak Out Community Reading

ReCreative Spaces | Washington D.C.

December 6, 2014

 

Kick Assonance Reading Series

KGB Bar | New York City, New York

November 22, 2014

 

The Inner Loop Literary Reading Series

Johnny Pistolas | Washington, D.C.

October 21, 2014

 

Little Patuxent Review Summer 2014 Launch Reading

Oliver’s Carriage House | Columbia, Maryland

June 21, 2014

 

3rd Thursday Poetry Reading Series

Takoma Park Community Center | Takoma Park, Maryland

June 19, 2014

 

Arts and Humanities Fest

St. Elizabeth’s East | Washington D.C.

August 2013

 

Open Mic Night (Feature)

Busboys and Poets | Hyattsville, Maryland

August 2013

 

Second Mondays Reading Series (Feature)

Busboys and Poets | Shirlington, Virginia

August 2013