Tafisha A. Edwards | Tafisha A. Edwards
Tafisha A. Edwards is a poet, producer, and a 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 is also featured in: Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Sexuality, and Joy by the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, published by Mason Jar Press (available for pre-order here). You can find more of her work in The Offing, PHANTOMBodega Magazine, The Atlas ReviewThe Little Patuxent Review, and other print and online publications. She currently serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Gigantic Sequins, and is a 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, RIOT / ACT.

Readings + Events + Appearances

March 28, 2017

Little Salon Presents: Let’s Take It to Bloomingdale

27 Quincy Pl NW

Washington, D.C.

April 19, 2017

An Evening with Mason Jar Press

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore, Maryland

May 6, 2017

Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Hawthrone Hotel Library

Salem, Massachusetts

Past Appearances

Museum of Americana Reading Series

Scratch Brewery | Ava, Illinois

November 5, 2016.


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