The UNBND Collective
About The UNBND Collective
The Unbnd Collective was founded by Karisma Price and Kwame Opoku-Duku in 2017. Among its chief goals are to provide safe spaces for black writers, and other writers of color, to create and share their work, as well as to establish relationships with fellow writers of color.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kwame Opoku-Duku is a Ghanaian-American poet and fiction writer. He is the author of The Unbnd Verses (Glass Poetry Press), and his work is featured or forthcoming in The Atlantic, POETRY, The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, BOMB, Apogee, The Literary Review, Bettering American Poetry, The Slowdown Podcast with Ada Limon, and other publications. Kwame studied creative writing at Columbia University, and he lives in Harlem where he is an educator. Kwame has served as an associate poetry editor for BOAAT Journal, an Adroit Journal mentor, as well as a teaching artist with 826NYC.
Kwame curates the reading series Dear Ocean, which centers work that engages climate change and environmental justice. It was supported by an Impact Artist Residency through the Human Impacts Institute.
In 2017, Kwame and Karisma Price founded the Unbnd Collective. Among its chief goals are to provide safe spaces for black writers, and other writers of color, to create and share their work, as well as to establish relationships with fellow writers of color in the New York City area and beyond.
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