Stephani Maari Booker
Stephani Maari Booker of Minneapolis, MN, holds an MFA from Hamline University of St. Paul, MN. She writes prose and poetry for the page and for performance in which she wrestles with her multiple marginalized identities: African American, lesbian, working class, nerdy and sexy.
A contributing writer/editor for the African American newspaper Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, her creative work has been published in the journals Off the Coast, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, phati’tude Literary Magazine, Cactus Heart and Skin to Skin; and the collections Jalada 02: Afrofuture(s), 60 Seconds to Shine: 221 One-minute Monologues For Women (Monologue Audition Series, Volume 2) edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler Aston (Smith & Kraus Inc., 2006), Coming Together: Girl on Girl edited by Leigh Ellwood (Eroticanthology.org, 2013), and Longing, Lust, and Love: Black Lesbian Stories edited by Shonia L. Brown (Nghosi Books, 2006).
She has performed most recently for Revolutionary Jetpacks: Reclaiming the Future(s) presented by Patrick’s Cabaret, Wordbrew 2016: 4th Annual Local Author Showcase presented by MinnSpec, Queer Voices: An LGBT Reading Series presented by Intermedia Arts, and the Annual Women’s Author Event presented by Quatrefoil Library and the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection at University of Minnesota.