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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2017 Princeton Arts Fellow and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. He lectures, speaks, and performs internationally. His work in performance has toured throughout Europe having appeared in major festivals including Within Practice (Sweden), Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich). Publications include: The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Interlochen Review, The Broad Street Review, Silo Literary and Visual Arts Magazine. In 2009, Kosoko published the chapbook, Animal in Cyberspace and in 2011, he published Notes on An Urban Kill-Floor. Visit or for more information.