Yona Harvey is an American poet and recipient of the the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her first poetry collection, Hemming the Water.  Her second poetry collection, You Don't Have to Go to Mars for Love, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in September 2020.  She is among the first Black women to write for Marvel Comics since the company's founding in 1939 and the first Black woman to write for the Marvel character Storm.  She won the inaugural Lucille Clifton Legacy Award in poetry from St. Mary's College of Maryland and teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.  She facilitates creative writing workshops, delivers writing-specific speaker topics, and is at work on her first memoir.  She currently serves on the editorial board of Poetry Daily.  

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