Evan Jymaal Cutts

Evan Jymaal Cutts is a 24-year-old Boston native, poet, journalist, and writing workshop facilitator. Evan was a member of the Emerson College 2017 CUPSI Team and 2017 National Poetry Slam “Last Chance Slam” Team. He puts his faith in Black joy, his mother and father, and the power of imagination. His poetry navigates expressions of Blackness, Boston, mythology, and magic. His poetry is published in Broken Head Press, Apogee Journal, Voicemail Poems, Maps for Teeth, and The Merrimack Review.

Evan will be pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University - Newark as a Chancellor's MFA Mentors Program Fellow.

Encounters: Dudley Square

I’m waiting in Dudley Square / it's late / and a man in his fifties going by / Eliot, walks up to me / tells me about a woman / this crazy woman / and their chance encounter on a stoop in Dorchester