Mahtem Shiferraw won the 2016 Sillerman Prize for African Poets. Her collection Fuchsia was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is the founder of Anaphora Literary Arts, a nonprofit organization working to advance the works of writers and artists of color, co-founder of the Ethiopian Artist Collective, and executive editor of black lioness press.
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Those which we are givenin the brink of sorrow,or joy – or both;
those marked on our foreheadsthe curse of a generation,or more,
marked on our abdomensbi...
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