Yalie Kamara is a Sierra Leonean-American writer, researcher, and a native of Oakland, California. She’s the author of A Brief Biography of My Name, which was included in New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano) (African Poetry Book Series/Akashic Books, 2018) and When The Living Sing (Ledge Mule Press, 2017). She has received fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center, Callaloo, and The National Book Critics Circle, and was a finalist for the Brunel African Poetry Prize. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, Bloomington and is a doctoral student in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Cincinnati. For more: http://www.yaylala.com.