poet. educator. scholar.
Imani Davis is a Black queer miracle from Brooklyn. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, they currently study as a Mellon Mays fellow in English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Imani also serves as the Outreach Coordinator at the Kelly Writers House, where they work to allocate resources to the larger West Philadelphia literary community.
Imani’s poetry has appeared with or is forthcoming from PBS News Hour, Muzzle Magazine, BET, TEDx, The Rumpus, ROOKIE, Winter Tangerine, and Voices of the East Coast (Penmanship Books, 2016), and elsewhere.
Notably, they have performed at the Apollo Theater, the Teen Vogue Activism Summit, Brave New Voices (as seen on HBO), Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Washington Monument, and the Nuyorican Poets Café.
Imani’s forthcoming debut collection centers the personal and political stakes of the Black queer interior.
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