Yona Harvey’s first poetry book, Hemming the Water, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is among the first black women writers for Marvel Comics and earned an Eisner Award for her contribution to World of Wakanda. She co-authored_ Black Panther and The Crew_ with Ta-Nehisi Coates. She has received the Carol R. Brown Achievement Award, and inaugural Lucille Clifton Legacy Award in poetry. She facilitates creative writing workshops, delivers writing-specific speaker topics, and currently serves on the editorial board of Poetry Daily. You can follow her on Twitter @yonaharvey or visit her website at https://www.yonaharvey.com/.