Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, creative writer, visual artist, and media professional living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing 2014), which was accepted into the Poets House Library. Her writing has been published in a number of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, African Voices Magazine, Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, The Mom Egg Review, Split This Rock: Poems of Resistance, Power & Resilience (blog), and many others. She is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo Creative Writing workshops, and was named a fellow by the North Country Institute for Writers of Color. Keisha has also been shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Competition. She is a founding poet with Poets for Ayiti. Proceeds from their 2010 chapbook, For the Crowns of Your Heads, helped to rebuild Bibliotheque du Soleil, a library razed during the earthquake in Haiti. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The City College, CUNY.
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Keisha-Gaye Anderson Named Editors’ Choice Recipient of the 2017 NOLO Contest: Press Release