Jorrell Watkins is an educator, writer, and martial artist from Richmond, VA. He is an alum of Hampshire College, and the University of Iowa, Writer’s Workshop. He has received awards from the VQR Writer’s Conference, and Echo Theater Company and fellowships from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and Smithsonian Institution. His disability inclusive play, Meet us at the Horizon, was produced by Combined Efforts Co. for its 2019 world premiere. His chapbook, If Only the Sharks Would Bite, was selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the inaugural Desert Pavilion Chapbook Series in Poetry. His poetry is published in Obsidian, Diode Poetry Journal, Juke Joint Magazine and elsewhere.