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Deadline Extended For Select Advanced Workshops—There is still time to apply for Advanced Workshops in Poetry, Memoir, and Advanced Revision and Submitting Strategies for both Fiction and Nonfiction. Applications close on Monday June 3rd at 11:59 pm EST.

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JR Mahung

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About JR

JR Mahung (She/They) is a Garifuna poet from the South Side of Chicago. She has received grants and Fellowships from The Poetry Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst where they received their MFA in Creative Writing. JR is now based in Boston where she has served on the organizing team for the Louder than a Bomb MA youth poetry slam festival, co organized The Plantain Collection, a poetry reading and conversation series for writers of diaspora, and co-coached the Northeastern University Poetry Slam Team. JR has facilitated creative writing workshops and classes to writers of all ages for organizations and programs such as the Amherst College Creative Writing Department, City Year Boston, Andover Breadloaf, and the Crisis Text Line. She was the 2017 Individual World Poetry Slam Representative for the Boston Poetry Slam. Their poetry is published or forthcoming in Moko Literary Magazine, Maps for Teeth, WusGood, Cosmonauts Avenue, Winter Tangerine, Freezeray Literary Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Cantab Anthology, When Language Broke Open: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Black Writers of Latin American Descent, and elsewhere. JR’s second chapbook “Since When He Have Wings” is available on Pizza Pi Press.

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