Chekwube Danladi is the author of Semiotics, winner of the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships and support from Callaloo, Kimbilio, Hedgebrook, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Lambda Literary Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Joint winner of the 2016 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, her chapbook, Take Me Back, was included in the New Generation African Poets 2017 boxset. From Lagos by way of West Baltimore, she currently lives on Chicago’s South Side. She teaches writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.e.