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Edythe Rodriguez is a Philly-based poet who studied Africology and creative writing at Temple University. She loves neo-soul, battle rap, and long walks through old poetry journals. Her research focuses are Africana Womanist theory, Ebonics languages, and traditional African poetry. Edythe writes in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole and her work is a call for aggressive healing and sankofa.
Edythe is a poetry editor for Voicemail Poems and is leading two upcoming workshops through Barrelhouse Mag and Blue Stoop in 2022. She has also received fellowships from The Watering Hole, Brooklyn Poets, and Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Torch Literary Arts, Brown Sugar Lit, Sonku Literary Magazine, and elsewhere.
Winning Entry: afro/latin/a
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2021, First Prize, Margaret Reid