Chioma Urama

Chioma Urama is the author of A Body of Water, recipient of the Georgia Poetry Prize. She is a storyteller and visual artist of Igbo and African American heritage living in the Global South. Urama is a graduate of the University of Miami MFA program, where she was a Michener Fellow. She is an artist-in-residence at the Workhouse Arts Center.


He stumbled out of the woods with a book pressed under his arm the day I was explaining to Lacy about the particular loveliness of California ladybugs. Blue faded to white in the legs of his jeans, boring holes in the knees. He had amassed more dirt underneath his fingernails than I had ever dreamed of preserving.