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Author Spotlight: Khalisa Rae

graphic of Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat book jacketKhalisa Rae is a poet, educator, journalist, and champion for Black queer narratives. Based in North Carolina, she is the co-founder of Poet.she (Greensboro), the Invisibility Project, and Athenian Press-QPOC writer’s collective, resource center, and bookstore in Wilmington. Her 2021 debut book of poetry, Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat (Red Hen Press), is a heart-wrenching reconciliation and confrontation of the living, breathing ghosts that awaken Black women each day.

Rae will join Danté Stewart and Chantal James in a panel discussion with Grisham Writer-in-Residence Deesha Philyaw on Friday, March 31, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 113 S. Ninth Street on the Oxford Square. Free and open to the public, it’ll have you on the edge of your pew!