Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Darryl LorenzoWellington is the 2021–2023 poet laureate of Santa Fe. His poetry chapbook Life’s Prisoners received the 2017 Turtle Island Poetry Chapbook Award. His first full-length poetry collection is Psalms at the Present Time (Flowstone Press, 2021). Wellington has also worked formore than twenty years as a journalist and essayist, publishing magazine feature articles, political commentary, poetry and book reviews in publications such as Dissent, The Nation, The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Christian ScienceMonitor, The Common Review, Boston Review, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and n+1. He also writes a syndicated editorial column for the ProgressiveMedia Project. Since 2016, he has been a writing/communications fellowwith Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that supports low-income people of color.

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