Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah is a Ghanaian American poet living out the diaspora in Boston (Massachusetts). He is both Black & alive. Emmanuel is the reviews editor for Winter Tangerine and an associate editor for Maps for Teeth. He currently serves as the Walltalk Teaching Artist for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. He has work published or forthcoming in The Hartford Courant, Bird's Thumb, & Narrative Northeast. Emmanuel deeply believes in Blackness as spectrum - Blackness as something transformative and subversive, even within a space of regulated nonbeing. He enjoys hot carbs, brightly colored chapbooks, and the long sigh at the end of a good book & is (high key) excited for the fruition of this Flash Spotlight into the world.