Shyanne Figueroa Bennett
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Shyanne Figueroa Bennett is a Brooklyn poet and teaching artist with roots in Jamaica, Panama, and Puerto Rico. She is a recipient of a 2022 Fulbright Fellowship to Panama to support her creative work. Her writing has been published in various journals and magazines, including Green Mountains Review, The Rumpus, Oversound, The Acentos Review, and TRIBES. By invitation, she has performed her poetry widely at various organizations, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Poets House, The Poetry Project, The Brooklyn Public Library, Tierra Narrative, Woodland Pattern Book Center, the Center for Book Arts, and the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College. As a teaching artist she has previously partnered with KW Writer’s Studio, Girls Write Now, and North Lawndale College Prep, and currently, she is the poetry advisory board member for Literary Legacies. 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.
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Based in New York City.