Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul
Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul (she/they) is a poet obsessed with ancestry, memory, self-embodiment, and authenticity. Their work manifests as books, audio projects, and workshops, leaving spells and incantations for others to follow for themselves. Marlanda is the author of i am from a punch & a kiss, a book and audio project released in 2017.
They are a recipient of a 2021 Tin House Own Path Scholarship, a 2019 SC Governor's Award for Fresh Voices in Humanities, and a 2019 Emrys' Keller Cushing Freeman Fellowship. Their work has been published in POETRY Magazine, Emergence Magazine, Screen Door Review, and more. Learn more about Marlanda by visiting linktr.ee/sapientsoul.