Kemi Alabi, born 1990 in Wisconsin/USA, is a poet and cultural activist. They have received several awards for their debut collection, Against Heaven (Graywolf Press 2022), including the Academy of American Poets First Book Award and the Chicago Review’s Books Award. Alabi’s poems also appear in magazines and anthologies, including The Atlantic, The Nation, Poetry, Boston Review, and Best New Poets. Alabi co-edited the Black anthology Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press 2021) on reproductive justice and organizes campaigns and projects on narrative power, most recently as director for cultural strategy at the organization Forward Together. They live in Chicago.