Aurielle Marie is a Black and Queer poet, essayist, and cultural strategist surviving state violence. They are the author of Gumbo Ya Ya and the winner of the 2020 Cave Canem poetry prize. She is a movement journalism fellow with Scalawag Magazine, a former Lambda Literary Writer in Residence, and has received invitations to fellowships from Tin House, VONA, The Watering Hole and Kopkind. Their work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Poem-a-Day series, The Slowdown with Ada Limon, Teen Vogue, and The Guardian. A genderqueer storyteller and community organizer, Aurielle writes about sex, bodies, systems, and The South from a Black Feminist lens. She is the 2022 winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry, and the 2022 Georgia Author of the Year for Poetry.