Raina Leon

Art Discipline: 
Carrboro, NC
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 4, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007

Raina J. León, Cave Canem fellow and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, is currently a doctoral student in education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She heads the High School Literacy Project through the Research Triangle Schools Partnership at UNC. A graduate of Teachers College Columbia Univesity (MA in Teaching of English, 2004) and Penn State University (BA in Journalism, 2003), her poetry has been featured in New York City through the LouderArts Project Cave Canem spotlight at Bar 13, Cornelia Street Café, the Nuyorican Poets Café, Bowery Poetry Club, and the Acentos series at the Blue Ox Bar.