Marlanda Dekine-Sapient soul
Marlanda Dekine’s work has been published or is forthcoming in oxford american, poetry, Emergence Magazine, beestung, Annulet, Shuddhashar magazine, and elsewhere. They are the 2021-2022 castle of our skins Shirley Graham du Bois Creative-in-Residence, a recipient of the 2022 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes fellowship, a 2021 tin house scholar, and a watering hole fellow.
Currently, Marlanda serves as healing justice fellow with gender benders and is working with the award-winning composer/performer collective, counter)induction, on a muso-poetic work entitled Ars Poetica.
They are a graduate of Furman university (b.A. Psychology) and the university of south carolina (master of social work). They live in Georgetown, South Carolina with their amazing dog, Malachi.