Safia Elhillo


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Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and an Arab American Book Award; Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House, 2021); and the novel in verse Home Is Not a Country (Make Me a World/Random House, 2021). A co-editor of the anthology Halal if You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019), she is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Oakland, California.

  • A photograph of a bright yellow flower with a florescent blue center
    July 15, 2020 | Safia Elhillo
    Photo by Dustin Humes on Unsplash Series editor’s note: I’ve always thought of poetry as a sacred ground to think and write about things we wouldn’t normally do. And in the case of Sa...

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