Z’étoile Imma is a scholar, teacher, and poet of Haitian descent. Her scholarly work has been published in Callaloo, Research in African Literatures, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Agenda, and other academic journals. Her creative work has been published in The Brooklyn Review, African Voices, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, and most recently, Je Transporte Des Explosifs On Les Appelle Des Mots: Poesie Et Feminismes Aux Etats-Unis. She has studied poetry with Sonia Sanchez, Cheryl Clarke, and June Jordan. Dr. Imma earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Virginia and is currently the Michael S. Field Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Tulane University, where she is also affiliated with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She is currently at work on two projects--a scholarly book that studies the archive of Black queer life in South Africa and a collection of poems that explores Black embodiment, memory, and the migration cultures of the Haitian Diaspora. Z’étoile Imma lives with her loves in New Orleans.
The Poetry of Place & Queer Creolization of New Orleans Poets