Mia S. Willis
Mia S. Willis (they/them/theirs) is a Black queer poet, music producer, popular educator, and cultural historian from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their poetry, twice nominated for The Pushcart Prize, has been featured by The Slowdown, The Shade Journal, Palette Poetry, The Offing, the minnesota review, homology lit, Narrative Northeast, and others. Mia has received fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation, La Maison Baldwin, The Watering Hole, Lambda Literary, and Chashama’s ChaNorth. A two-time Best of the Net nominee, they are the author of monster house. (Jai-Alai Books), the 2018 winner of Cave Canem’s Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize. Connect with them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram (@poetinthehat).