Rohanna Ssanyu is a black, biracial, and diasporan writer born in Fairbanks to a mother from Kampala and father from southwest Missouri. She often writes about the complexities of identity, motherhood, and memory. She is the 1st prize winner of the 2023 Nutmeg Poetry Award organized by the Connecticut Poetry Society. She is published or forthcoming in Kaleidoscope by Long Wharf Theatre, Obsidian and TORCH. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son.