Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

Ewurakua is an East Coast based writer and director fueled by a deep passion for experimental storytelling. She injects her work with influences of the cultures she embodies as the daughter of immigrant parents hailing from St.Lucia and Ghana, her poetry often centering on themes of ancestry, race, identity, and belonging. Selected from the second largest applicant pool in the Fellowship’s century-plus history, she was awarded a winter residency at MacDowell, where she worked on long-form prose and poetry. Among her poems was, “The Black Birthing Room”.