Janelle Poe is a writer, Harlemite, a City College of New York MFA student, a professional DJ. With an educational background in International Studies and a life as a black woman in America and abroad, she writes about the inherent intersectionality of injustice. A VONA (2010) participant, she is ever grateful for the leaders crafting space for the expression and amplification of marginalized voices. Combining her poetry with images by Sheryl Oppenheim, the two recently published a zine to raise funds for Black Lives Matter, entitled, Black & White Studies (Small Editions). Aster(ix) Literary Journal just published “Eyes of The Tiger,” her debut short story set in Harlem. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories and essays.

Her website is: www.Elle-DJ.com