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Porsha Olayiwola

October 20, Dudley Square
Porsha Olayiwola is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston. She is a writer, performer, educator, and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, women, and queer diasporas. She is an individual World Poetry Slam champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. An MFA candidate at Emerson College, Olayiwola is the author of the collection i shimmer sometimes, too.