Elhillo, Safia

Safia Elhillo’s first full-length collection is The January Children (Nebraska, 2017). A Cave Canem fellow, she received a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in poetry at The New School. Elhillo is a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize and winner of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Her work appears in The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket, 2015) and has been translated into Arabic and Greek.