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Monica Lee Weatherly is a poet, writer, and Professor of English at Georgia State University (Perimeter College). She is the 2023 winner of Georgia Author of the Year for her chapbook of poetry, It Felt Like Mississippi, a 2023 Key West Literary Seminar Workshop Fellowship recipient, and the 2021 winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Tulane ReviewPlainsongs MagazineNzuri JournalMerge Literary MagazineObsidian, South Florida Poetry Journal, and Auburn Avenue. She is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and listed in the Georgia Writers Registry.  Her writing often focuses on the culture and experiences of women of color in the American South.