Latif Askia Ba is a poet with Choreic Cerebral Palsy from NYC. He’s currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University and an author at Stillhouse Press, who will be publishing his next collection, The Machine Code of a Bleeding Moon (September 2022). He was the First Place Winner of the Perceptions Writing and Art Contest, judged by Sheila Black (2021), and the Second Place Winner of the Iris N. Spencer Award (2020). His debut collection, Wet Monasteries, was published by Alien Buddha Press (2019).