Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, and a Cave Canem fellow, she holds an MFA from the New School. Safia received the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She is a 2019 recipient of Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a 2018 recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. In addition to appearing in journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, Portuguese, and Greek, and commissioned by Under Armour and the Bavarian State Ballet. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology “Halal If You Hear Me” (Haymarket Books, 2019).For more information, please contact the ODU Department of English at (757) 683-3991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This festival is made possible in part through sponsorship by the City of Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities.