A nominee of the Cleveland Arts Prize, Kisha Nicole Foster is a poet, educator, coach, and mentor from Cleveland, Ohio. She studied English at Cleveland State University. Kisha has represented Cleveland several times nationally – competing at: National Poetry Slam 2003, Individual World Poetry Slam 2008, and Women of the World 2009. The Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland (now The Lit Center), awarded Kisha as one of the Top 25 Writers of Greater Cleveland in 2006. In 2010, KNF produced her first one – woman show, “Remember Rebirth WeLive”, for Black Poetic Society at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After self-publishing three works, Kisha was approached by Guide to Kulchur Press, in 2015, to publish her first full length collection of poems, titled “Poems: 1999-2014”. KNF has featured at colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio and Eastern Indiana. She also consulted the College of Wooster CUPSI team, KnowEyeSlam for three years. Currently, she is coaching Cleveland’s national youth poetry slam team that will compete at Brave New Voices, in Washington D.C. in July 2016. Once she returns, she will be packing for Pink Door Writing Retreat, in Rochester NY. KNF offers poems that resonate in the soul of audiences that have witnessed her “raw energetic verse”. Her favorite form to study and teach is the sestina, which is six stanzas, six end words which rotate and an envoi at the end containing all six words. KNF guides’ poets to their place of completion – young and old, helping them find their voices and focus on their craft. Kisha Nicole Foster can be found on her blog: monalisasrandomthoughts.com.