Cameron Barnett is a Pittsburgh poet and teacher. Born in California, Cameron grew up and has lived in Pittsburgh since childhood and teaches middle school history and language arts at his elementary alma mater, Falk Laboratory School. He attended Duquesne University for undergraduate work and earned his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He’s the author of The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water, winner of the inaugural Autumn House Press Rising Writer Contest and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Emerging Artist. Cameron’s work explores the complexity of race and the body for a black man in today’s America.