Arielle Cottingham


Texas-born, Afro-Latine poet, editor, performance artist, and educator Arielle Cottingham has toured four continents in five years, giving performances and teaching workshops across Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. Their work explores the fluidity of intersectional identities and has appeared in multiple literary journals both online and in print. Notable performance spaces have included 48H Neukölln, the Alley Theatre, Glastonbury, the Museum of Old & New Art, and the Sydney Opera House, where they won the title of Australian National Poetry Slam Champion in 2016. Their work has been published in literary journals including Stellium Literary JournalBOOTHPressure Gauge Press, and About Place Journal, and their chapbook, Black and Ropy, was published by Pitt Street Poetry in 2017. They are currently pining for falafel at their desk in Berlin.


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