Kemi Alabi is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award. Their work appears in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2, and elsewhere. Alabi has received support from MacDowell, Pink Door, and Tin House. Coeditor of The Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press, 2021), Alabi lives in Chicago, IL.