Kemi Alabi was born on a Sunday in July. Since then, their poetry and essays have found homes in Catapult, The Rumpus, The Guardian, Black Warrior Review, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Press 2018) and other warm places. Kemi’s debut collection, The Lion Tamer’s Daughter, was selected by Camille Rankine as the 2018 BOAAT Chapbook Prize finalist. They lead Echoing Ida, a Forward Together community of Black women and non-binary writers, and read poems for Muzzle Magazine. Find them in Chicago and online @kemiaalabi.