Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. He is the author of the poetry collections Colonize Me (Saturnalia, 2019) and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot (Backwaters Press, 2018), winner of the Backwaters Prize in Poetry. His third collection, Dēmos, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2020. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, the Gilman School, and the Fine Arts Writing Center in Provincetown, Kingsley is an assistant professor of poetry and nonfiction in Old Dominion University’s MFA program.