Demetrius A. Buckley
Here is Home by Demetrius A. Buckley is the winner of the seventh annual Toi Derricotte + Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize.
Created through a partnership between Cave Canem, The Writer's Room at
the Betsy Hotel, and O, Miami Poetry Festival, the prize honors one outstanding chapbook manuscript per year by a Black poet, regardless of the poet’s publication history or career status.
The manuscript was selected by Lillian Yvonne-Bertram.
Demetrius A. Buckley is a poet and fiction writer. His work has been published in the Michigan Quarterly Review, RHINO, The Periphery, and The Marshall Project. He is the 2020 winner of the Page Davidson Clayton Prize and was awarded honorable mention in the 2020 PEN America Prison Writing Contest. He is serving a 20-year sentence and sees writing to be a fulfilling, joyous, complex craft to hone, but worth it.
Publication of this chapbook was made possible through support from the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and Schmidt