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Courtney Faye Taylor is the author of Concentrate (Graywolf Press, 2022). It is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Through found texts, visual collages, poems and micro essays, Concentrate considers the life of Latasha Harlins—a fifteen-year-old Black girl killed by Korean-American grocer, Soon Ja Du, in 1991. Courtney earned her B.A from Agnes Scott College and her MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she received the Hopwood Award in Poetry. She is also the winner of the 92Y Discovery Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her writing can be found in Poetry Magazine, The Nation, Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2020, The New Republic, Kenyon Review and elsewhere. Find more at www.courtneyfayetaylor.com.

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