Angelique is a poet. She was raised on the Southside of Chicago, has been around some places and is back again.
Born to a dope ass teen mom word nerd punk rock singer in the early 80's, she was raised at the knee of farm folks from all over Louisiana who'd joined the military and moved North during the Great Migration to work in factories. Thus she grew up with a soul full of lyricism and an eye for detail.
An admitted farmers market lurker, slow food lover, hip-hop head, trap and country music enthusiast, party planner, second generation word nerd and delightful contradiction, you'll always catch her with family, friends, books, poetry, coffee, rocking cowboy boots, protesting, volunteering on boards and committees, pondering the simple, the unique and the divine, and hustling to get her first collection of poetry out.
Her poetry has been published widely and can be found in The Journal, VIDA Review, The Adirondack Review, Sugar House Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry's Poet Resist Series, Poets Reading the News, anomalous press, Night Heron Barks, So to Speak: a feminist journal of language + art, SWWIM, Rise Up Review, Pretty Owl Poetry, Rogue Agent, Psaltery & Lyre, Negative Capability Press, Mortar Magazine, Obsidian: Literature & Arts of the African Diaspora, Yemassee, The Midwest Review, CONSTRUCTION Lit Mag, Monologging and others.
Angelique is a 2022 St. Lawrence Prize Finalist, 2022 Tupelo Prize finalist, 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize finalist, 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee, two-time 2020 Best New Poets nominee, a three-time 2020 Best of the Net Nominee, a two-time 2019 Best of the Net nominee, and a Spring 2019 Black River Chapbook Competition Finalist. Her chapbook Burn Down Your House from Milk & Cake Press released in October 2021 and can be purchased here and her chapbook Love Letters to The Revolution from The American Poetry Journal released November 2020 is available for purchase here.
She lives in The Chi with her husband The Silver Fox, daughter The Revolution, and Jellybean, the cavapoo. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram: @angeliquezobitz
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