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Shyanne Figueroa Bennett

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Shyanne Figueroa Bennett is a Brooklyn poet with roots in Panama, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in various journals and magazines, including Green Mountains Review, Oversound, The Acentos Review, and Tribes. She graduated with an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, where she was a recipient of a Chair’s Fellowship and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. Most recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Panama to support her creative work.

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"At the Crossing Between Words: Migrant Psalms by Darrel Alejandro Holnes" (Book Review)

A Gathering of TRIBES

“Florence Upon Arrival in Colon” and “In a Night, Great Grandmother Florence Turns My Tongue a Burnt Parchment.” (Poetry)

“Reclaiming Afro-Latinx Visibility in the U.S. and Panama” (Essay)

“Poetess Claims Her Annointing” and “Uses of Negritude” (Poetry)

“When My Husband Dies I Freeze in Time,” “This is to Certify That” and
“On the Topic of the Panama Canal” (Poetry)

“Lake Gatún” (Poetry)

"Blood Out the Water" and "Splice" (Poetry)

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