Ama Codjoe

Ama Codjoe is the author of Bluest Nude. She is also the author of Blood of the Air, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. Codjoe’s work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry. She lives in New York City.

Winner of the Academy of American Poets 2023 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work
Winner of a 2023 Whiting Award

Books by Ama Codjoe

Ama Codjoe
Winner of the Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Ama Codjoe’s highly anticipated debut collection brings generous light to the inner dialogues of women as they bathe, create art, make and lose love. Each poem rises with the urgency of a fully awakened sensual life.

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