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Monica Lee Weatherly

Monica Lee Weatherly was the winner of the 2021 Willie Morris Award for Southern Writing in poetry for her poem “If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise” and is the author of the chapbook It Felt Like Mississippi: Poems. She is a poet, writer, and professor of English at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Decatur. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Tulane Review, Plainsongs, and Auburn Avenue, a biannual publication showcasing the intellectual and creative voices of people of color.