M. Mick Powell is a Black 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 poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize. In 2018, she won Columbia Journal's Poetry Contest (judged by Bianca Stone) for her poem "last night i dreamed KJ undead." Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Frontier Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Apogee Journal, Winter Tangerine, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, chronicle the body, won Yemassee Journal's second Annual Chapbook Contest (judged by Aaron Coleman), 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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