Safia Elhillo  is well-known for her spoken word poetry and is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) and the chapbook The Life and Times of Susie Knuckles

Elhillo has been praised for her work and has been the recipient of several prestigious poetry awards.


Her poems have appeared in many publications and Elhillo is also a founding member of Slam NYU, the 2012 and 2013 national collegiate championship team, and was a three-time member and former coach of the DC Youth Slam Poetry team. She is a Cave Canem fellow and serves as poetry editor of Kinfolks Quarterly.

Follow her on Twitter here – https://twitter.com/mafiasafia?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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