Natasha Oladokun

Instructor & Writer
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Natasha Oladokun (she/her) is a poet and essayist. She holds fellowships from Cave Canem, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Jackson Center for Creative Writing, Twelve Literary Arts, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the inaugural First Wave Poetry fellow. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets, Harvard Review Online, and Kenyon Review Online. You can read her column The PettyCoat Chronicles—on pop culture and period dramas—at Catapult. She is Associate Poetry Editor at storySouth, and currently lives in Madison, WI.

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Stories

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‘Ammonite’ Isn’t a Lesbian Romance, But It Is About Intimacy

This movie is not a romance. I’ve watched it over and over again, wanting it to be, but I don’t think it is one—at least in a conventional sense.

Dec 01, 2021
Cover Photo: Promotional still from 'Bridgerton'/Netflix
‘Bridgerton’ Is a Gilded Failure of Imagination

Whiteness, not a fantasy, is what grants the Black English aristocracy its legitimacy in this fictional world.

Jan 25, 2021