“Samara Cole Doyon is a second generation Haitian American living in Maine–a state comprised of unceded Wabanaki territory and claiming half the roots of her family tree. She is a poet and educator, holding a BA in English and a graduate-level teacher training certificate from the University of Southern Maine. She has been a regular contributor at Black Girl in Maine Media, has been featured in the Deep Water poetry column of the Portland Press Herald, and has authored children’s books Magnificent Homespun Brown (Tilbury House Publishers, January, 2020) and Magic Like That (Lee & Low Books, September, 2021). She lives with her husband, two children, and three guinea pigs in Lewiston, Maine.”