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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 in Black Arts Quarterly, New American Writing, Foglifter, The Georgia Review and elsewhere. He is a Cave Canem poetry fellow, recipient of an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, a Vincent Prize recipient and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Millay Arts, 2021. His debut novel “The Ephemera Collector” is forthcoming from Liveright.

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 splits his time between Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Occasionally he can be found blogging about art and urban life at