Black and white photo in which a white nonbinary person with shoulder length curly hair wears a black button up shirt, black dress pants, and a floral tie.

Tennison S. Black is the author of Survival Strategies (winner of the National Poetry Series, UGA Press 2023). Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in SWWIM, Hotel Amerika, Booth, Wordgathering, and New Mobility, among others. Black received their MFA at Arizona State University. They are the Managing Editor at Sundress Publications and Best of the Net and are the editor of the anthology on contemporary disability, A Body You Talk To.

It is with immense gratitude that they’ve received residencies and/or fellowships through the Virginia G. Piper Center, and VCCA.

Black has taught creative writing (poetry and fiction), and/or publishing at Western Washington University, Arizona State University, Perryville Women’s Prison, The National University of Singapore, and a host of conferences and such as AWP among others.

Though Sonoran born, Tennison Black resides in Washington state.