Anastacia-Renee is a multi-genre writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She is the Seattle Civic Poet, recipient of the 2018, James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington artists (Artist Trust),2017 Artist of the Year and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She is the author of five books:Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.), (Gramma Press) 26, (Dancing Girl Press), Kiss Me Doll Face (Gramma Press) and Answer(Me) (Winged City Chapbooks, Argus Press) and has received writing fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Mineral School and Hypatia in the Woods. Her cross-genre writing has appeared in a Tedx talk and the anthologies: Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, Sinister Wisdom: Black Lesbians—We Are the Revolution, Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks and: Ms. Magazine, Split this Rock, Painted Bride Quarterly, Crab Creek Review, Seattle Review, The Fight & the Fiddle, Duende, Poetry Northwest, Synaethesia, Banqueted, Torch, Mom Egg Review, The Magazine of Glamorous Refusal and many more. She teaches poetry, creative writing and “How to be an Effective Ally,” workshops at Hugo House, libraries, universities, and high schools.