CANDICE ILOH is a first-generation Nigerian-American writer, performer and teaching artist residing in Brooklyn, NY whose writing has appeared in Fjords Review, The Grio, For Harriet, Blavity, No Dear Magazine, Glass Poetry Journal, Puerto Del Sol, and The Black Girl Magic Anthology by Haymarket Books. She is a recipient of fellowships from VONA, Home School via Lambda Literary fellowship, as well as a Rhode Island Writers Colony Writer-in-Residence alum. She holds an MFA in Writing for Young People, concentrating in verse, from Lesley University and is a 2018 Hi-ARTS Critical Breaks artist residency recipient where she debuted her first one-woman show, ADA: ON STAGE. When not writing or teaching, she dances. Candice’s debut YA novel-in-verse, EVERY BODY LOOKING (Dutton Young Readers/Penguin Random House, 2020) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and a Printz Honor book.