Transatlantic is delighted to announce that World rights to m. mick powell’s poetry collection, DEAD GIRL CAMEO, have been acquired by Oma Beharry at One World!

DEAD GIRL CAMEO excavates the tragic and triumphant lives and afterlives of starlets Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and more, to examine girlhood, desire, queer longing, trauma, love, and death.

m. mick powell is a queer Black Cape Verdean femme, a poet, an artist, an Aries, and author of the chapbooks, threesome in the last Toyota Celica (forthcoming) and chronicle the body (2019). Their poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize, and appear in RHINOMuzzleUp the Staircase Quarterly, and elsewhere. mick is a professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut and an adjunct in Bay Path Unviersity’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program. A 2023 Tin House Resident, she enjoys chasing waterfalls and being in love. Their work could be found at

Amanda Orozco and Noelle Falcis Math at Transatlantic Agency handled the deal.