Alena Hairston

Up Bolt Mountion

Route 44 to Route 52

Alena Hairston graduated from Brown University's MFA Program in Literary Arts.  Recent work appears in Drunken Boat, Callaloo, In Our Own Words, and Obsidian III. Performances include A Raisin in the Sun for Providence Black Repertory Theater and Women Pharaohs for the Discovery Channel. Awards include Brown University’s John Hawkes Prize for Fiction, the 2004 Poetry Fellowship from RISCA, and a 2007-09 Cave Canem Fellowship. Her collection, The Logan Topographies, won Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky Memorial Prize for Poetry.