Faylita Hicks

Faylita Hicks is an Afro-Latinx poet and the author of A Body of Wild Light (Haymarket Books, 2025), A Map of My Want (Haymarket Books, 2024), and HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), which was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry. The recipient of grants, residencies, and fellowships from Art for Justice, the Texas After Violence Project, the Black Mountain Institute, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, the Civil Rights Corps, Right of Return USA, and Tin House, among other organizations, she is the winner of the 2020 Sappho Award from Palette Poetry. Hicks lives in Chicago.