Cynthia Parker-Ohene

Author of Daughters of Harriet

Cynthia is an abolitionist, cultural worker, and therapist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she was the Chester Aaron Scholar for Excellence in Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Kweli, and Green Mountains Review, as well as in the anthologies Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. She has received fellowships and support from Tin House, Callaloo, the Postgraduate Vermont College of Fine Arts, Juniper, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation and elsewhere.

Daughters of Harriet – The Center for Literary Publishing (Mountain/West Poetry Series)


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