Books

 

Bursting At The Seams // VKPRESS (2018)

2020 Finalist Emerging Author by The Indiana Author Awards

Essays

In The Image Of God Too // VKPress (2021)

American Dream// VKPress (2020)

Numb// VKPress (2020)

Dragon Lady// VKPress (2020) 

Poems 

The Indianapolis Anthology // Belt Publishing (2021) 

"Poetry In Our Times: Protest and Pandemic" Conversation with Chantel Massey// Indiana Humanities (2020)

Exhumes// Printtext + Indianapolis Contemporary (in-print) (2019)

Holy Ground //  Printtext + Indianapolis Contemporary (in-print) (2019)

After Toni Morrison’s quote from Beloved, “Anything Coming Back To Life Hurts” (A Poem to My Younger Self) // Indianapolis Review  (2019)

Rapunzel In The Hood, With 30-Inch Weave // Indianapolis Review (2019)

Nominated for Best of Net Award 2019 

It's Too Late, I am Immortal Now // Turnpike Magazine (page 17) (2019)

When Women's Day Ends, I Will Still Be Black At 11:59 // FAF Collective  (2019)

Musical Chairs// FAF Collective (2018)

Press 

When Live Poetry Nights Turn Into Parties // Book Riot

Bursting At The Seams With Chantel Massey// Ladies Night Podcast

Both The Mess And The Masterpiece // Start Somewhere The Podcast

Divine Feminine // Just Happy To Be Here Podcast

Legal Notion With Juanita Ingram//Season 2 Episode 2

Sip & Spine feat. Poet Chantel Massey Photo Diary // Actually I Can

April '18 Awarded Visionary of The Month: Chantel Massey// Double Vision Management

Indy Star

Indiana Author Awards 

 CICF Artist Ambassadors Announce Recipients of Artist Grants

Praise 

"This was an absolutely beautiful book and piece of work. I was inspired and empowered. Bursting at the Seams is an obvious labor of love and it's obvious that the author took their time with it, and it's great to see!"

- Randie Chapman, writer & producer at Black Millennial Marriage Podcast on Bursting At The Seams

"Chantel’s own work abandons metaphorical language. She uses newscasts, prayers, and gossip to compose stanzas that document generational angst. She absorbs her inherited trauma and brings it into a raw beautiful focus."
-Book Riot, on Bursting At The Seams and performance

"I... was inspired by your visceral, powerful, and timely poetry." 

- Charlie Wiles, Director of Center for Interfaith Cooperation on Bursting At The Seams

Videos