Discipline: Literature – poetry

Ama Codjoe

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Ama Codjoe was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, with roots in Memphis and Accra. She has been awarded support from Saltonstall Foundation, Cave Canem Foundation, and Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her recent poems have appeared or forthcoming in Narrative, Four Way Review, Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is a two-time Pushcart nominee. In 2017, Ama was awarded a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. While at MacDowell she worked on her first collection of poems, Bluest Nude, which was published by Milkweed Editions.

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Bluest Nude (Poetry Collection)



Ama Codjoe worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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