Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema is a poet, arts administrator and teaching artist whose poems have appeared in publications including The New Orleans Review, Cordite Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Mandible (Slapering Hol Press, 2014) was selected for publication by The African Poetry Book Fund as part of the Seven New Generation African Poets boxset. Her book-length manuscript The Careless Seamstress won the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize and will be published The University of Nebraska Press in March 2019. Formerly chairperson of the Writer’s Association of Botswana, Dema is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and facilitates writing and performance workshops around the globe. More information here.