celeste doaks is the recipient of a 2012 Lucille Clifton Scholarship to attend Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. Her work has garnered a 2010 AWP WC&C Scholarship and the 2009 Academy of American Poets Graduate Prize; she has also been awarded residencies at Atlantic Center of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her journalism has appeared in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, and Time Out New York. doaks received her MFA from North Carolina State University in 2010 and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective (CAAWC). Her poems have been published in the Asheville Poetry Review, and Tidal Basin Review. Doaks currently lives in Washington, DC and teaches creative writing at Morgan State University.