Print Publications

Believer Magazine
Featured Interview
Chinaka Hodge on Anna Deveare Smith
McSweeney’s Press (Paper), 2011

McSweeney’s Presents: The Panorama
Cover Story, Arts One
Editorial on KPOO Radio
McSweeney’s Press (Paper), 2010

For Girls With Hips
Collected Poems and Writings
Chinaka Hodge, Author
First Word Press (Paperback), 2006

Do You Speak American
Rick Mac Neil, Author
Nan A. Talese (Hardcover), 2004

Berkeley High School Slang Dictionary
Rick Ayers, Editor
North Atlantic Books (Paperback), 2003

Spoken Word Revolution
Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation
Smith, et al., Editors
Sourcebooks Mediafusion (Book and CD version), 2003

My Words Consume Me
An Anthology of Youth Speaks Poets
Stewart, et al, Editors
McSweeney’s (Paperback), 2003

Selected Writing/Production Credits

  • HBO: Associate Producer- Brave New Voices- Air Date- March 2009
  • Libretto: Scourge
  • Co-Writer: The One Drop Rule: A War Peace (A Project of Rockefeller Map and NEA)

Selected Grant Making/Scholarship Consultation

826 Valencia Young Author’s Scholarship Review Panel
Future Aesthetics Arts Regrant Cohort, A Project of the Ford Foundation
International Museum of Women, Founding Member
Contemporary Jewish Museum, Member
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Member

Selected Bay Area Performing Arts Venues

  • Aaron Davies Symphony Hall- San Francisco, CA
  • Alice Arts Center- Oakland, CA
  • Oakland Museum- Oakland, CA
  • Theatre Artaud- San Francisco, CA
  • Intersection for the Arts- San Francisco, CA
  • Cell Space- San Francisco, CA
  • Oberlin Dance Company Theatre- San Francisco, CA
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts- San Francisco, CA
  • The Greek Theatre- Berkeley, CA
  • Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
  • Regency Theatre- San Francisco, CA
  • Zeum Theatre- San Francisco, CA
  • Castro Theatre- San Francisco, CA
  • Herbst Theatre- San Francisco, CA
  • La Pena Cultural Center- Berkeley, CA
  • Black Box Theater- Oakland, CA

Selected New York City Performing Arts Venues

Lincoln Center, New York City
Symphony Space, New York City
Summer Stage, New York City
The Culture Project, New York City
Nuyorican Poets Café, New York City
Schomburg Center, New York City
Aaron Davis Hall, New York City

Selected National TV Appearances

  • CNN: Newsroom – August 10, 2001
  • HBO: Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry – May 2, 2003
  • HBO: Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry – August 12, 2005
  • PBS: Do You Speak American? with Robert MacNeil – January 5, 2005

Grants, Awards and Honors

  • Cave Canem Foundation Fellow – 2013
  • Sundance January Feature Film Lab Writing Fellow – January 2013
  • Gerbode and Hewlett Foundations  Playwright Commissioning Award – 2012
  • San Francisco Foundation James D. Phelan Award – 2012
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence – Fall 2012
  • NAACP/CBS Diversity Writing Fellow – 2011/12
  • Annenberg Fellow, University of Southern California – 2010/11
  • Rockefeller MAP Grantee, Mirrors in Every Corner- 2009
  • East Bay Express: Best Poet of the East Bay- 2008
  • San Francisco Foundation: Fund for Artists and Playwrights – 2008
  • San Francisco Foundation: Fund for Artists — 2007
  • Theater Bay Area: New Works Fund Grantee — 2007
  • US Artists Delegate to World Social Forum: Nairobi, Kenya — 2007
  • Creative Work Fund: Literary Arts Awardee (through Scourge) — 2005
  • City of Oakland Cultural Funding Grantee — 2002
  • 826 Young Author Award Recipient — 2002
  • San Francisco Teen Poetry Slam Champion — 2001

Selected Addresses

Rock the Vote: Presidential Debate- September 26, 2008
Student Address : NYU 174th Commencement Exercise- May 11, 2006
Keynote: Youth Build USA National Meeting- April 13, 2006
Keynote:  Ed Trust West Annual Convening- 2004