I will be your host for the evening and my amazing feature will be none other than Safia Elhillo!!!!
Safia Elhillo is Sudanese by way of Washington, DC. A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal of black expression, she received an MFA in poetry at the New School. Safia has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and is co-winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Her work appears in several journals and in the anthologies “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop” and “Again I Wait for This to Pull Apart.” Safia is a three-time member and former coach of the DC Youth Slam team, and a founding member of Slam NYU, the 2012 and 2013 national collegiate champion slam team. She has shared her work at venues such as TEDxNewYork, the South African State Theatre, and season 3 of TV1’s Verses & Flow.