Yona Harvey

Tammis Day Professor of Poetry in the Department of English Language and Literature


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Yona Harvey is the author of You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love, winner of The Believer Book Award in Poetry, and Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.  Her poems have been published in several journals and anthologies including Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, The Best American Poetry, Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry.  She co-wrote Marvel Comics’ World of Wakanda, a companion series to the bestselling Black Panther comic, and co-wrote Black Panther & the Crew.  She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Japan Creative Artists Fellowship.