writer; only and always.



yasmin boakye

is a Pushcart Prize-nominated essayist and fiction writer raised in the Maryland suburbs of DC. A Spring 2019 Seventh Wave Resident at Bainbridge Island and featured writer at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s 2019 Creative Writing Festival, she is also a former recipient of the Global Academic Fellowship in Writing at NYU Abu Dhabi and a VONA/Voices alum. Her prose has appeared in Refinery29, TRACK/FOUR, mater mea, The Seventh Wave, Puerto del Sol's Black Voices series, and Bird's Thumb. A recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Yasmin is currently based in Iowa City, where she is pursuing the Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa.