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Sayuri M. Ayers she/her/hers

Sayuri Ayers is an essayist and poet from Columbus, Ohio. Her work was recently featured in Gulf Stream Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, and Parentheses Journal and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is the author of three poetry collections: The Woman, The River (Porkbelly Press, forthcoming in 2023), Mother/Wound (Full/Crescent Press, 2020), and Radish Legs, Duck Feet (Green Bottle Press, 2016) and one creative nonfiction collection, The Maiden in the Moon (Porkbelly Press, forthcoming in 2023). In 2020, Sayuri received the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award for creative nonfiction. She has also received grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council. She is the Streetlight Guild’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence and a Kundiman Fellow. She is now a Blackburn Fellow in Randolph College’s MFA program.To learn more, visit

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