Grace Ocasio

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Grace C. Ocasio received her BA in Print Journalism and English at Howard University, and her MA in English at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ocasio is the recipient of the 2014 North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant. She won honorable mention in 2011 for the Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka Prize in Poetry, and the 2012 James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition. She is a two-time finalist for the Rash Award in Poetry in 2010 and 2013 and the 2011 Napa Valley Writer’s Conference scholarship recipient. Her work has appeared in Blast Furnace, Broad River Review, Court Green, Earth’s Daughters, Obsidian III, Literature in the African Diaspora, Rattle and more. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her family.

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