Ajanae Dawkins

Ajanae Dawkins is a poet, performance artist, and educator. Ajanae has been published in The Rumpus, The BreakBeat Poets Black Girl Magic Anthology, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and more. She is the winner of the Tinderbox Poetry Journal’s Editors Prize and the George B. Hill Poetry Prize. She is a fellow of The Watering Hole and Pink Door. She received her MFA from Randolph College. Ajanae is currently a co-host of VS Podcast, the Theology Editor for the EcoTheo Review, and an Alford Scholar at Methodist Theological School of Ohio.


I gave the litany of women with our face /
all the ghost-blame.