Anastacia-Renee is a writer, performance artist, and workshop facilitator. She is the 2018-2019 Seattle Civic Poet and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year Award and she has received writing fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust and Jack Straw, as well as a writing residency from Ragdale and Mineral School. Anastacia-Renee is the Author of five books: Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.), (Gramma Press) 26, (Dancing Girl Press), Kiss Me Doll Face (Gramma Press) and Answer(Me) (Winged City Chapbooks, Argus Press) Her cross-genre writing has appeared in: Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism. Sinister Wisdom: Black Lesbians—We Are the Revolution, Revise the Psalm, Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, Split this Rock, Painted Bride Quarterly, Crab Creek Review, Seattle Review, Bone Bouquet, Duende, Synaethesia, Banqueted, Torch, Bayou, Berkley Review, Fight and The Fiddle and many more.