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L. Renée

L. Renée



L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer, living in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she works as Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and Assistant Professor of English at James Madison University. Her work, nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize, has been published in Obsidian, Tin House Online, Poetry Northwest, the minnesota review, and elsewhere. The granddaughter of proud Black Appalachians, her work has won the international 2022 Rattle Poetry Prize, Indiana University Guy Lemmon Award for Public Writing, and Appalachian Review’s Denny C. Plattner Award, among others. A recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and The Watering Hole, L. Renée also earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

Years Attended

2023 Adult’s Festival Participant
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