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February Spikener

Title:Multilingual Writing Spe.
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department:CNTR Learning & Stud. Support


February Spikener (she/they) is a Black femme poet from Detroit currently residing in Chicago. She has earned her bachelor's degree in English with concentrations in creative writing and psychology from Wellesley College and is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in poetry through Randolph College's low-residency program. Beyond writing poetry, Spikener's interests include reading, learning how to play guitar, and working to ensure equitable access to the creative arts for all people. At Saint Xavier University, she will be supporting the Center for Learning and Student Support as a multilingual writing specialist. Prior to SXU, she was a high school educator.


B.A. in English with Creative Writing and Psychology
Wellesley College

Areas of Specialization

  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • African American Literature
  • Ethnic Studies

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Schiff Fellowship, Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust and Wellesley College, 2020
  • Mellon Mays Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, June 2021
  • Honors Thesis Designation, Department of English and Creative Writing, Wellesley College


  • "A New Identity: Subversion of the Bildungsroman in Contemporary Memoir." Paper presented at the 2020 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Northeast Regional Virtual Conference at Harvard University.
  • "Exposure to Clinical Psychology at the Walker School and Riverside Community Care." Case Study presented at the 2018 Tanner Conference at Wellesley College.