F. Douglas Brown

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Douglas Brown is the author of two poetry collections: ICON (Writ Large Press, 2018), and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. Brown holds fellowships from both Cave Canem and Kundiman, and was selected by Poets & Writers as one of their ten notable Debut Poets of 2014. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, such as The Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Faultline, and Furious Flower: seeding the future of African American Poetry to name a few. An educator for 25 years, Brown currently serves as the director of equity and inclusion at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. www.fdouglasbrown.com

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