Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, performer, and visual artist. She is the author of Funeral Diva, featured in the New York Times and Publishers Weekly, and the winner of the 2021 Lambda Lesbian Poetry Award. Additionally, in 2021, she was a finalist for the New York Theater Workshops Golden Harris Award, the winner of the 2021 Black Queer Art Mentorship award for her leadership and literary talent, and a panelist for The David Zwirner Gallery’s More Life exhibition. She’s spoken at the Bard Center for Humanities, The Ford Foundation, The Gordon Parks Foundation, Columbia University, The New School, and NYU’s Center For Humanities. She currently has work on view at the Leslie Lohman Museum.