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Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene

Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, performer, author, dancer, and playwright who has written and acted in two one-woman shows: “Volcano’s Birthright{s}” and “GUAVA.” She has published four chapbooks of poetry, performed across the world, and in 2015, she was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in short story fiction. Find her at or on Twitter and Instagram at @myloveisaverb.

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2019 - Poetry For The People