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Clemonce Heard

Clemonce Heard is the winner of the 2020 Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize selected by Major Jackson. His debut collection, Tragic City, investigates the events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.Heard was a recipient of the 2019-2020 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 2018-2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship. He earned an BFA in graphic communications from Northwestern State University, and an MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. Heard’s work has appeared or is forthcoming from The Missouri Review, Cimarron Review, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. He is the current Sala Diaz artist-in-residence in San Antonio, Texas. 

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