M. Mick Powell is a queer black fat femme feminist poet and an Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Southern Connecticut State University in 2018. In 2015, she earned her Bachelor's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Frontier PoetryTinderbox Poetry Journal, Apogee Journal, Winter Tangerine, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, chronicle the body, won Yemassee Journal's 2nd Annual Chapbook Contest and was published by the journal in March 2019. 


Mick is a notorious movie-talker who also enjoys talking about Beyoncé, baked goods, bodies, and how much she loves the people she loves. She lives in a home built in the year 1900 with her wife, Lauren, and their dog-daughter, Nala. 


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