Black History Maker: Fat, Black Poet – Omotara James

Omotara James is an artist, editor and educator, based in NYC. She is the author of Song of My Softening (Alice James Books, 2023). Her work has received support from various organizations, including the African Poetry Book Fund, NYFA, Lambda Literary, and Cave Canem Foundation. Buy her book here:

You can learn more about Omotara by visiting her website,

Support Omotara tangibly:

Venmo: @omotara-james

Pre-order her forthcoming book, “Song Of My Softening“.

Read Tripartite published online by Coffee House Press. This piece will be included in her book.

Read more of Omotara’s previous works published in Vast Magazine.


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