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     Cheyenne Marcelus is a writer and performer from Columbia, Mississippi. Her poetry is heavily influenced by her Southern upbringing and her lived experiences as a Black woman. Her debut collection, Good to Me: A Poetic Journey To Self-Acceptance and Self-Preservation, takes the reader on a journey from self-sacrifice to self-care and personal freedom. Other selected poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 805 lit + art, Eve Poetry, Split This Rock, and elsewhere. She has performed at various events across United States and Canada, and is a former Southern Regional winner of the Mississippi Poetry-Out-Loud Contest. She now resides in Ontario, Canada. For bookings and enquiries, contact info@cheyennemarcelus.com.  


GOOD TO ME: A Poetic Journey to Self-Acceptance and Self-Preservation

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selected poems

The following poems have been appeared in literary magazines and are available to read online or in print.

"Mother Tongue" at Penumbra

"Black female bodies" at Penumbra

"All the weapons in my Afro" at 805 lit+art

"Happy for real" at 805 lit+art

"Opening the Space" at Spillwords Press

"What kind of song are you?" at Eve Poetry


Feb 29, 2020

book signing


The cultural arts studio presents:

Black history month

sankofa market

Where: The Cultural Arts Studio

149 King George Street

Ottawa, Ontario

When: Saturday, February 29th, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Feb 21, 2019


Tell 'Em Girl Presents:


A celebration of the voices, stories, and talents of local black women through spoken word, visual art, music and more!

Where: 99 Fifth Ave
Ottawa, Ontario

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Cheyenne Marcelus at 8:20 pm

Sept 1, 2018

book signing

Where: South Mississippi Regional Library

900 Broad St
Columbia, Mississippi 39429

When: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

10:00am - Noon

Q&A beginning at 11:15am