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Alyssa N. Moore is from Austin, Texas. She holds degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Harvard University. She’s received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she taught creative writing. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in the Boston Review, Harvard Advocate, and the Bennington Review. You can find her @alyssanmo or at alyssanmoore.com. In these works Moore addresses the challenges of accessing stable external self-representations and the effacement of the endangered black self through violently false external representations.