The Poetry Project

Gabrielle Octavia Rucker

Gabrielle Octavia Rucker sits on a bed with a white frame and pastel paper chain on the headboard.  She is facing the camera, wearing a green shirt, smiling.The window behind her is open to reveal a green tree.
© June Canedo

Gabrielle Octavia Rucker is a writer & literary radio experimentalist from the Great Lakes. Her work has appeared in various media and publications, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Montez Press Radio, Dance Lawyer, and more. She is a 2020-2021 Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow & and 2016 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from The Song Cave in 2022.