Taiyon J. Coleman
About the Artist





Taiyon J. Coleman


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She is a Cave Canem and VONA fellow, and her writing has appeared in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam; Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers; The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South edited by Nikky Finney; Blues Vision; How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse; and What God Is Honored Here: Writing on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color. Taiyon’s critical essay, “Disparate Impacts: Living Just Enough for the City,” appears in the 2016 anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. Mapping Our Potential: a Poem as a Spatial and Temporal Mapping of Human Experience is her TEDx talk. Her article, “The Risky Business of Engaging Racial Equity in Writing Instruction: A Tragedy in Five Acts,” published in TETYC was awarded the 2017 Mark Reynolds Best Article Award, and her essay "Poems as Maps: An Introduction," appears in the August 2017 issue of Places Journal. Her articles, "Making the Invisible Visible: A Project at the U Maps Minneapolis’s History with Racial Housing Covenants” and “Sometimes I Feel like Harriet Tubman (fall 2018),” appear in Minnesota Alumni Magazine. Her book, Working toward Racial Equity in First-Year Composition, from the Routledge Research in Higher Education Series, was published in 2019.

Taiyon has writing forthcoming in Civility, Free Speech, and Academic Freedom in Higher Education: Faculty on the Margins (Routledge); What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?: Ethics for the Long Game (University of Chicago Press); and the journal Minding Nature.

Taiyon is a 2017 recipient of a McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship in Creative Prose, and she is one of twelve Minnesota emerging Children’s Writers of Color selected as a recipient of the 2018-2019 Mirrors and Windows Fellowship funded by the Loft Literary Center and the Jerome Foundation. Taiyon is Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.