Zahra Gordon is a Caribbean-American poet and writer with more than 10 years of experience. Her love for literature inspired her to found Speakeasy Solutions, a social enterprise providing culturally sensitive private tuition and writing workshops. Gordon is an alumna of Howard University where she majored in English with a minor in Caribbean Studies. She also holds a Certificate in the Teaching of Reading from the University of the West Indies and has studied teaching at ROYTEC. Gordon tied for first place in the 2010 Furious Flower Poetry Competition and in 2015, her work was longlisted for the Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Writers.