Tikkun Bambara is a writer and arts organizer. He is a student of black studies and black poetics. His work explores black ontology and the black radical tradition as curricula for the future. Bambara received the 2022 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Student Leadership Award from the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, the Verve Grant, the Beyond the Pure fellowship, The Emerging Writers Grant, and The Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for his work. His essays are available at Mn Artists through the Walker Art Center.