Discipline: Poet

Rashaad Thomas

Discipline: Poet
Region: Phoenix, Az
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Rashaad Thomas used his time as a MacDowell Fellow to complete his first poetry collection manuscript, Deliverance in the Blues. It is an autobiographical poetry collection about being a Black man overcoming homelessness, coping with mental illness, and using art and poetry to navigate the intersecting social constructions of America that affect his life. Thomas is also a member of the Gutta Collective, “a Phoenix-based group committed to sharing a Black and Brown narrative through art and poetry, to giving a voice to the silent, isolated, and marginalized.”

Studios

Delta Omicron

Rashaad Thomas worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

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