Breauna L. Roach is a poet and teaching artist from Detroit, MI and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association’s Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Winter Tangerine Review, Vinyl, Callaloo, Obsidian and various other publications. She is a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University and is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow. She has also received fellowships from Callaloo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Vermont Studio Center. Breauna earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and is the former Editor of CaKe: a Journal of Poetry and Art. She is currently teaching creative writing and language arts.