Poet. Editor. Educator.


Winner, 92Y/Discovery Poetry Prize, 2019

Shortlisted, Brunel International African Poetry Prize, 2019

Pushcart Prize Nomination, American Chordata, 2018

Best of the Net Nomination, The Coil, 2018

Cave Canem Fellowship, 2018

Inaugural winner of the Thomas Lux Scholarship, 2018

Lambda Literary Fellowship, 2017

Pushcart Prize Nomination, The Coil, 2017

Finalist, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, 2017

Winner, Third Place, Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, 2017

Shortlisted, Poetry Contest, Cosmonauts Avenue, 2017

Winner, Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets, Slice Literary, 2016

Finalist & Editor's Pick, Winter Tangerine Awards, 2016
Finalist, First Book Award, Litmus Press, 2016

Finalist, NaPoWriMo Chapbook Contest, Local Gems Press, 2015

Winner, Nancy P. Schnader Academy of American Poets Award, 2008



Africa in Dialogue Interview with Nkateko Masinga: Brunel 2019 Shortlist

Unterberg Poetry Center: 92Y/Discovery Poetry Prize Announcement

Brunel International African Poetry Prize Announcement: Shortlist 2019

Mention on Little Infinite: Body Poetics, by Lisa Marie Basile

Featured in Literary Hub: Three Poems from New-Generation African Poets

Featured in Poetry Society of America: In Their Own Words

Write-up on Haircut, for Novel Niche

Daughter Tongue featured on Most Anticipated April 2018 Books by The Coil

New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set—Tano, featured by The Root

Books We Can't wait to Read in 2018 on The Coil

The Future of Queens Poetry 2018: a benefit for Newton Literary Alliance

Mention in It's Nice That

Maudlin House Writers of the Week, by Benjamin Lee

2018 Forthcoming Poetry Books by Queer Poets of Color, by Luther Hughes

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Scholarship Announcement!

2017 Pushcart Nomination Announcement!

2017 Lambda Literary Fellows Announcement!

They Are Ready to Die, CCM Press tinyletter, by Joanna C.Valente

13 New York Poets Changing the Lit Scene, Civil Coping Mechanisms, March 2017

Pisces Astro Spills interview in Cosmonauts Avenue, March 2017

Poems and Texts, The Poetry Project, February 2017

Sweet shoutout on the Longest Island from the folks at the LIU Brooklyn English department, January 2017

Featured Alum on The Home School website April 2017



2017 Lambda Literary Fellows Reading, West Hollywood Public Library

2019 92Y Discovery Prize Reading, 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, NYC


Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day