Bernard is a Bahamian poet living in Brooklyn, New York. Bernard is most interested these days in writing about that one scene at the end of Season Two of Insecure, how Drake might be an appropriate means to talk about the Caribbean diaspora, and how wrapping his only two arms around you once more might slow the draw of time.
Bernard is an MFA candidate at NYU, a Writers in the Public Schools fellow, and an Assistant Editor at Washington Square Review. He’s the winner of the 2019 Hurston/Wright College Writers Award, a winner of the 2019 92Y Discover Contest, winner of the 2019 Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Prize, and an Adroit Journal Gregory Djanikian Scholar. He’s has had work published or forthcoming in The Paris Review, The Common, SLICE Magazine, Pinwheel, Winter Tangerine, and the Best New Poets 2017 anthology, among others. He hopes you to tell him about your wonder.
In another life, Bernard developed software at the University of Minnesota in the College of Liberal Arts.
“up the creek of my nostril, with an uncoiling thing,” The Paris Review
"when i say yall dont move like we do," Tinderbox Poetry Journal
“on eagerness,” Third Point Press
“HBO’s Insecure and the End of Black Love,” Medium, 2018
"Look At How The Bullets Have Missed," The Rumpus, May 2018
Check out the full list of Bernard’s published work