Kemi Alabi was born on a Sunday in July. Since then, their poems and essays have found homes in Catapult, guernica, The Rumpus, The Guardian, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2 (Haymarket Books, 2018) and other warm places. Kemi’s debut collection, The Lion Tamer’s Daughter, was selected as a 2018 chapbook prize finalist by booat press, button poetry, and yesyes books. They lead Echoing Ida, a Forward Together community of Black women and nonbinary writers, and read poems for Muzzle Magazine. Find them in Chicago or on the internet.