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Alexandra Watson is the executive editor of Apogee, a journal of literature and art that engages with identity politics and social justice. Published in July 2016, Issue 07 of Apogee holds poetry, nonfiction, fiction, art, and interviews majorly confronting the idea of mourning. Bound by a stunning cover of a watercolor-skinned silhouette with clear eyes, this issue features work from JP Howard, Fatimah Asghar, Juliana Huxtable, and many more. Watson, 27, She teaches writing at Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program and at the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, a nonprofit promoting college access for low-income high school students. She said, “[LEDA’s] mission is to diversify leadership in this country by providing college access resources to talented high school students…The Scholars bring an outstanding level of insight to the classroom, and reflect meaningfully not just on their own experience but on how their experience as low-income students from different communities around the country relate to broader social issues.” As a woman writer of color who has committed herself to nurturing and exposing underrepresented voices, Watson offers distinguished insight into how these voices are born into writing, and how they can thrive.
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