Tiffany Austin received her BA in English from Spelman College, MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University, JD from Northeastern, and PhD in English from Saint Louis University. Her main research interest includes African Diaspora studies, including African American, Caribbean, Afro-Latino(a) and African literature. She has published poetry in Callaloo, Obsidian, and Valley Voices. New poems will soon be published in African American Review and the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters. Austin previously received a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and most recently was awarded an artist fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. She currently teaches rhetorical and creative writing at The University of The Bahamas.