Keisha-Gaye Anderson

About Keisha:
Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, author, and visual artist based in Brooklyn whose books include A Spell for LivingEverything Is Necessary, and Gathering the Waters. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies that include Kweli Literary Journal, Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Caribbean Writer, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, African Voices Magazine, The Langston Hughes Review, Streetnotes: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, The Mom Egg Review, and others. She is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo writing workshops, and was short listed for the Small Axe Literary Award. Her visual art has been featured in numerous exhibitions and in such literary journals such as The Adirondack Review, Joint Literary Magazine, MER VOX, Culture Push, and No, Dear Magazine.  In 2018, Keisha was selected as a Brooklyn Public Library Artist in Residence. Most recently, she was presented with the Poetic Icon Award by her alma mater, Syracuse University. Keisha holds an MFA in fiction from The City College, CUNY. Learn more about Keisha’s published works and art at

Profiles, Interviews, and Press Releases:
Keisha-Gaye Anderson Named Editors’ Choice Recipient of the 2017 NOLO Contest: Press Release

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