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"Involuntary Endurance" by Katerina Canyon

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Katerina Canyon is a 2020 and 2019 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her stories have been published in New York Times and Huffington Post. From 2000 to 2003, she served as the Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga. During that time, she started a poetry festival and ran several poetry readings.

 
She was featured in the Los Angeles Times and was awarded the Montesi Award from Saint Louis University in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has published multiple chapbooks and an album. 
 
Katerina Canyon's latest book, Surviving Home, released in October 2021, is published by Kelsay Books. Surviving Home is a reflection on African American heritage and up-bringing, racism, and abuse.