Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. He is the author of Dēmos, Colonize Me and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot, winners and finalists of over a dozen awards. Affrilachian poet and Kundiman alum, Naka-Hasebe Kingsley is recipient of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Tickner Fellowships. His work has appeared in numerous publications such as The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNEXT, Native Voices: Honoring Indigenous Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Poetry, & Tin House. He is an assistant professor of poetry and nonfiction in Old Dominion University’s MFA program.


University of Nebraska Press Backwater’s Prize
Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize
Saturnalia Book Award
American Fiction Award
International Latino Book Award Finalist
Eric Hoffer Grand & Poetry Prize Finalist
Library of Virginia Literary Award Finalist
Montaigne Medal Finalist
International Book Award Finalist
New Horizon First Book Award Finalist

Books by Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

An American Multitude
Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

From the intersection of Onondaga, Japanese, Cuban, and Appalachian cultures, this collection arrives brimming with personal and political histories.

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