Samantha Thornhill is a Trinidadian poet, writer, performer and educator. A Cave Canem fellow, she graduated from the University of Virginia with her MFA in poetry. Since then, she has performed her work globally, and her poems have been published in over 20 journals and anthologies. For the past decade, Samantha has taught poetry to actors at The Juilliard School in New York City. She has published children’s books with Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. She co-founded the grassroots collective, Poetry In Unexpected Places, which was profiled in the New York Times. Since the birth of her son in 2015, Samantha has been traveling and writing. More about Thornhill's work can be found at her website.