Nita Jade (she/they)

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  • MFA Candidate
  • English
1206 Patterson Office Tower
(859)-567-9427
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Nita Jade is a self-proclaimed weirdo hailing from Asheville, NC. They have competed and performed their poetry and storytelling on local, regional, and national stages since 2012. They have keynoted local storytelling events in Western North Carolina and performed at TEDxGreenville’s HeadVROOM event alongside the late Tavis Brunson. Nita Jade has been published in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Charles Frazier Volume IX (April 2017), KRCC Voices (Issue 2, 2018), the Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of The Griot: the Journal of African American Studies, and Rabbit Catastrophe Review #015 (2019). Nita Jade graduated from Berea College (2019) with a Bachelor’s Degree in African and African American Studies. They are currently an MFA Poetry Candidate and Teacher’s Assistant at UK. 
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