adrienne danyelle oliver


adrienne danyelle oliver, MFA, EdD, is a poet-educator, hip-hop scholar from Little Rock, AR currently living in the SF Bay Area. Her previous work has appeared in Storytelling, Self & Society (Wayne State University Press 2018) and The Museum of African American Diaspora’s poet corner. A Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) alumna, Adrienne enjoys writing about intergenerational healing and 1930s era history leading up to the civil rights era. Some of Adrienne’s favorite authors include Gloria Naylor, Tyembia Jess, Toni Morrison and Harryette Mullen. When she is not writing, Adrienne is reading or watching documentaries. She also leads a monthly writing and healing circle for Black women.


  1. Arts & Culture

    Arts Education, Artist Programs, Community Engagement
  2. Literary Arts

    Editing, Writing, Event Organizing, Performance & Reading, Teaching
    Free Verse Poetry, Experimental Poetry, Prose Poetry, Spoken Word, Historical Fiction, Afrofuturism, Memoir, Education, Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Social Justice, Travel
  3. Education

    Activism & Advocacy, Community & Engagement, Education Leadership, Educational Technology, Arts Pedagogy, Writing & Literature Pedagogy, Humanities Pedagogy, Language Pedagogy, Music Pedagogy, Research
    Higher Education, Inquiry-Based Learning, Student Centered, Critical Pedagogy, Anti-Bias Curriculum
  4. Social Justice

    Education, Programs & Services
    Education Reform, Gender & Sexuality, Children & Youth, Racial Justice
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