Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon

Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2020
Location: DUMBO

JP Howard is an author, educator, literary activist, curator and community builder. Her debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a 2016 Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-editor of Sinister Wisdom's Black Lesbians--We Are the Revolution! JP is a 2020 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program and was a Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist. She is featured in the Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series from Headmistress Press and was the recipient of Lambda Literary’s Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award. JP has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS), a NY based forum offering writers a monthly venue to collaborate. The Salon celebrates its ninth year in 2020 and has a large LGBTQ BIPoC membership and is open to all. JP was the recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) Community Arts Grants on behalf of the Brooklyn-based portion of the Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon & Open Mic Series from 2014 through 2020. JP’s poetry and/or essays have appeared in The Academy of American Poets poem-a-day series, Anomaly, Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, The Best American Poetry Blog, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Talking Writing, Connotation Press and others. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP is the Editor-at-Large at Mom Egg Review VOX online and holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.