Ephraim Nehemiah is a published writer, visual artist, educator and nationally touring performer. Their work sits comfortably in the Black cultural lineage of performance poets dedicated to using truth to document and critique the world around them. The work sings to the spirit. It is limitless, in its ability to provoke emotion. To seek out the perfect image, to seek out the right narrative to honor both the dead and the living. A 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize winner for literature, Ephraim was also the 2019 Karamu House Artist Resident and Baltimore’s 2020 Grand Slam Champion. An award winning performance poet Ephraim is a 2-time finalist for the Rustbelt Poetry Slam, 2-time finalist for the Southern Fried Poetry Slam and final stage performer for the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam.