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Hemming the Water by Yona Harvey is the recipient of the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a finalist for the  2014 Ohioana Book Award, a nominee for the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and a finalist for the 2013 IndieFab Award for Poetry. Yona Harvey has been honored with the 2016 Carol Brown Award as an Established Artist.

Yona Harvey

Yona Harvey is an American poet and recipient of the the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her first poetry collection, Hemming the Water.  She is among the first black women to write for Marvel Comics since the company’s founding in 1939 and the first black woman to write for the Marvel character Storm.  She facilitates creative writing workshops, delivers writing-specific speaker topics, and has worked with teenagers writing about mental health issues in collaboration with Creative Nonfiction magazine.  Her website is yonaharvey.com.

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Hemming the Water