by Pendambaye Z. Smith
Pendambaye Z. Smith is a Black poet/scientist who is invested in the ways Black women sustain themselves in the midst of antiblackness. She has attended The Watering Hole Writing retreat and is a forthcoming Cave Canem and Pink Door Writing retreat fellow. You can find her work forthcoming or published at Rattle, Interim Poetics, and Root Work Journal. Penda is a 2nd Year MFA student at Louisiana State University and coffee helps her to survive in this world. She really loves coffee.