Grace Ocasio

Grace C. Ocasio’s poetry has appeared in Rattle, Black Renaissance Noire, Court Green, Poetry South, Two Hawks Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is originally from New York. Her honors include a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in 2016, placing as a finalist in the 2016 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for Poetry, receiving the 2014 North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant, winning honorable mention in the 2012 James Applewhite Poetry Prize, winning the 2011 Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka Prize in Poetry, and becoming a scholarship recipient to the 2011 Napa Valley Writers' Conference.


Black Girl’s Ditty

Summer 2017