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Announcing the inaugural class of the PERIPLUS fellowship for BIPOCs.

Corinne Segal

February 9, 2021, 9:00am

Late last year, the PERIPLUS collective announced it was taking applications for a new fellowship whose goal was to connect writers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color with mentors—the impressive list of which included Hanif Abdurraqib, Jenna Wortham, Allison P. Davis, Laura van den Berg, and others—who could coach them on craft, business, and other topics related to their work.

Now, the collective has released the names of its inaugural class of fellows, a diverse group of 55 writers who will meet with mentors every other month. Here are the names of the recipients and their mentors.

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Amaris Castillo will be working with Natalia Sylvester.

Angelique Stevens will be working with Nadia Owusu.

Anita Hofschneider will be working with Aurora Almendral.

Arturo Pineda will be working with Tomás Q. Morín.

Ash Huang will be working with Mimi Lok.

Bix Gabriel will be working with Vauhini Vara.

Caroline Chen will be working with Yukari Kane.

Cat Cardenas will be working with E. Alex Jung.

Coby-Dillon English will be working with Adrian L. Jawort.

Dasia Moore will be working with Adrienne Raphel.

Edwin Rios will be working with Jonathan Blitzer.

Elena Brokaw will be working with Roberto Lovato.

Elodie Saint-Louis will be working with Lisa Locascio.

Ferguson Williams will be working with Natashia Deón.

Fullamusu Bangura will be working with Allison P. Davis.

Gina María Balibrera will be working with Esmé Weijun Wang.

Herbert Girtley Jr. will be working with  De’Shawn Charles Winslow.

Isabelia Herrera will be working with Jenna Wortham.

David Gonzalez will be working with Laura van den Berg.

Janine Lim will be working with Nicole Chung.

Jenzo DuQue will be working with Daniel Peña.

Jessica Kutz will be working with Tina Griego.

JJ Peña will be working with Eduardo C. Corral.

Jonny Teklit will be working with Tiana Clark.

Justin Sanders will be working with Marcus Burke.

Kaila Philo will be working with Alexis Okeowo.

Kavitha Surana will be working with Seth Freed Wessler.

Kimberly Wong will be working with Lan Samantha Chang.

Kris Shin will be working with R.O. Kwon.

Leila Barghouty will be working with Azmat Khan.

Mamadou Yattassaye will be working with Hanif Abdurraqib.

Manuel Aragon will be working with Libby Flores.

María Esquinca will be working with Vanessa Angélica Villareal.

Maya King will be working with Nicholas Casey.

Michelle Kim will be working with Haley Mlotek.

Nicole Shawan Junior will be working with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich.

Nilsa Rivera Castro will be working with Wendy C. Ortiz.

Nitya Rayapati will be working with Shruti Swamy.

Poppy Noor will be working with Lauren Markham.

R. Tiara Malone will be working with Regina Porter.

Randy William Santiago will be working with Gabino Iglesias.

Red Samaniego will be working with Zeyn Joukhadar.

Ricardo Frasso Jaramillo will be working with Oscar Villalon.

S. Erin Batiste will be working with Layli Long Soldier.

Sebastian Duran will be working with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

Serenity Hughes will be working with Jason Parham.

Shaunitra Wisdom will be working with Ayana Mathis.

Siqi Liu will be working with Rachel Khong.

SM Sukardi will be working with Arabelle Sicardi.

Soowhan Lah will be working with Jami Attenberg.

Stephanie Malia Morris will be working with C Pam Zhang.

Yasmin Adele Majeed will be working with Dina Nayeri.

Yohanca Delgado will be working with Reyna Grande.

Zain Khalid will be working with Hernan Diaz.

Zeyi Yang will be working with Ben Mauk.

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