Thiahera Nurse is from Queens, New York by way of Trinidad and Tobago. She received her MFA in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a proud member of the fourth cohort of First Wave at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work can be found in The Rumpus, Callaloo, The Offing, and in the forthcoming edition of The BreakBeat Poets Anthology. She has received support from Callaloo, Tin House, and The Pink Door Retreat. She can be found writing sonnets about Ja Rule quietly in her room. She writes for black girls (the living and the dead). She is an expert in thinking aloud.