Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is an experimental poet, essayist, and writer of fiction. His work is focused on Black realities, the diverse ways his people navigate the world. He has been published in Al Jazeera, FIYAH, Popula, Jalada, Overland, Bakwa, Harvard University’s Transition, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2020 Speculative Literary Foundation’s Diverse Writers Grant, the 2020 K&L Prize for African Literature, a Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship, and a 2022 Best of the Net Anthology inclusion. He was a finalist for the 2020-2021 Glass Chapbook Series Contest, the 2022 Gerald Kraak Award, the 2022 Jerome K. Phipps Prize for Poetry, and the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. He has published a chapbook, In My Country, We’re All Crossdressers (Praxis, 2018). He is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where he is working on a voodoo-inspired novel.
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