Diamond Janese Sharp is a poet and writer from Chicago. She is an alumna of Wellesley College. At Wellesley she was the winner of the Emily Greene Balch Peace Studies Stipend for her study of poetry, peace and activism. She has performed at Chicago's Stage 773 and her work has been featured on Chicago Public Radio and published in TheRoot.com, Wellesley Review, PANK, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Feministing, Zora Magazine, Say What Magazine, GirlSpeak Webzine, BLACKBERRY, Women in Red [a publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison], AREA Chicago and Bop, Strut, and Dance: A Post-Blues Form for New Generations, a forthcoming anthology edited by Tara Betts and Afaa Weaver.
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