Nikki Ummel

Nikki Ummel is a queer writer, editor, and educator in New Orleans. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. She has twice been awarded an Academy of American Poets Award and is the 2022 winner of the Leslie McGrath Poetry Prize. Her chapbook Hush is forthcoming from Belle Point Press (2023). 

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on Dominant Genes by SJ Sindu

SJ Sindu’s Dominant Genes, winner of the 2020 Black River Chapbook Competition, centers on race, class, nationality, sexuality, and gender identity. Sindu’s second chapbook, Dominant Genes defies genres by combining […]

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