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Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, born in Los Angeles, attended Ramona Convent College Preparatory School for Girls and California Girls State in a former incarnation of his life. He is a retired finance director of African American and Pilipinx descent who began writing after a serendipitous corporate layoff. His artistic practice in multiple forms addresses gender, family, and conflict emergence.

His poems, plays, and visual art have been published or forthcoming in Black Arts Quarterly, New American Writing, Foglifter, The Georgia Review and elsewhere. He is a Cave Canem poetry fellow and recipient of an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

He received his BAFA, magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, a graduate assistantship in sculpture from the University of Arizona, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Influences include Octavia E. Butler, Jean Toomer, Derek Walcott, Harryette Mullen, Suzan-Lori Parks, Anna Deavere Smith, Walter Mosley, Martin Puryear, Jud Fine and Eva Hesse. He lives in North Carolina and DC, and can be found blogging about art and urban life at


photo credits janet e. dandridge evolution revolution photography, Claudia Kunin