"The works of dynamic writer, Akinfe Fatou... are a brilliant mix of feminism, romance and the extraordinary."
Akinfe Fatou is a burgeoning Avant-Garde Poet, Activist, Interdisciplinary Artist and Intersectional Feminist. She is the Author of two collections of poetry, Swoon (2012) and Once As Lovers (2008). She views poetry and photography as vital mediums for rare expression, catharsis, and social and reproductive justice causes.
Akinfe is the founder and curator of the Black Orchid Poetry Series. Her work examines decoloniality, marginalization, identity and body politics. Akinfe's poetry is a hybrid synthesis of experimental form, variable rhyme schemes and short free verse. She is a graduate fellow of The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat.
With literary prowess, Akinfe fearlessly weaves together the rhythmic intricacies of spirituality, trauma and matters of the heart.
A native of Washington, DC Akinfe holds a Master's degree from Howard University and is currently working on a second Master's degree at NYU. Her work appears in the G.R.I.T.S (Girls Raised in the South) Anthology, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander Anthology, Tagg Magazine, Maintenant 7 and 9: Contemporary Journal of Dada Writing and Art, Curve Magazine, Line Zero Literary Magazine, Go Magazine, Milk Sugar Literary Journal, Poets & Writers Magazine, Apropos Literary Journal, and Instigatorzine. Akinfe resides in New York City and performs nationally.