Blackened Tilapia & Citrus - Faylita Hicks
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Faylita Hicks is a Black, queer writer, mobile photographer, performance and Hip-Hop artist from San Marcos, TX. She was 2009 Grand Slam Champion of the Austin Poetry Slam and member of the 2007 and 2008 Neo Soul Poetry Slam teams. Her manuscript was a finalist in the 2016 Write Bloody Book contest and 2012 Button Poetry Chapbook contest. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Kweli Journal, Ink & Nebula, Cosmonaut Avenue, Yes Poetry, AIPF Di-verse-city Anthology, and others. In 2015, she released her first Hip Hop EP, Collision City. She is the founder and creative director of Arrondi Creative Productions and an artist on the roster for Hip-Hop collective Grid Squid Entertainment.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College’s Low Residency program and her bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  She is currently working on her manuscript, "GLOW" and a new EP, Neon Glow.

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