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KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON is a Jamaican-born poet, author, and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Gathering the Waters (Jamii 2014) is her debut poetry collection. Keisha's poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies that include Kweli Journal, Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, African Voices Magazine, Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, The Mom Egg Review, and others. Her second poetry book, Everything Is Necessary, is forthcoming from Willow Books this fall. Keisha is also received the Editors’ Choice recognition for the Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award for Poetry (Agape Editions) for her poetry collection A Spell for Living. The book will be published in 2019 as a full-length digital experience of poetry, Keisha's original art, and music, through the Morning House ebook series. Keisha is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo writing workshops, and was short-listed for the Small Axe Literary Competition. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The City College, CUNY. Among the courses she has created is an Afrofuturism course at Brooklyn College (cross listed with English, Women and Gender Studies, and Africana Studies). Most recently, she was selected as an Artist-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Public Library. Learn more about Keisha at and follow her on Facebook (, Instagram (@keishagayeanderson), and Twitter (@keishagaye1).
Spiral Staircase
Cube Head
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