Poet and Visual Writer based in Boston, MA

AJ Addae is a 19 year old Ghanaian-American poet. In 2017, she published her first poetry book, and in 2018, she was a first place winner at the Roland E. Latham Oratory Competition. As a poet, AJ's work is centered on her African diaspora identity, experiences with girlhood, and matters of the heart, and without apology. Poetry, writing, and visual writing are essential to her core. When not writing, AJ is probably thinking about what to write next. 


AJ also has extensive experience with editorial work as the editor-in-chief of a self published magazine titled The Gray Area Magazine in 2017, as well as a former freelance journalist for Frisco Style Magazine. She has also been commissioned to contribute to many magazines including the award winning The Messy Heads.


She is currently on the CUPSI team at Northeastern University, and working on her second book and her first visual writing project.