Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean Poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. She is also the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award; and a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her inclusion in the National Book Foundation’s 5Under35. She has been awarded a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is from the Virgin Islands and is a professor at Emory University. 

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