Congratulations to Saretta Morgan, the inaugural CAAPP/City of Asylum Dream Space Resident.
The residency, which will be awarded annually to one poet or collaborative pair, is a joint initiative of CAAPP and City of Asylum. Saretta will be in residence for the month of February, 2019.
Saretta Morgan is the author of the chapbooks Feeling Upon Arrival (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and room for a counter interior (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2017), as well as a forthcoming full-length collection, Plan Upon Arrival (Selva Oscura/Three Count Pour, 2020). Her work addresses relationships between narrative and physical space. Her most recent writing considers the impact of environmental shifts and natural resource management on Black living. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from Pratt Institute and has received fellowships and residencies from the Jerome Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona and teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
City of Asylum provides sanctuary to endangered literary writers and offers a broad range of literary programs to encourage cross-cultural exchange.