Poetry. African & African American Studies. This perfect-bound chapbook showcases Safiya Sinclair's immense talents across a wide variety of genres, including poetry, memoir, and literary essay. Eddie Baugh writes, "Her mythopoeic imagination thrives on startling metaphors and combinations of images. Eschewing the naturalistic and consolatory, the poetry is alive in disturbing implosions of consciousness, drawn to cataclysm and apocalypse, whether in personal or communal histories."
Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and received her MFA in poetry at the University of Virginia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, the Cincinatti Review, the Journal, Devil's Lake, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a writing fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Amy Clampitt Residency Award, an Emerging Writer Fellowship from Aspen Summer Words, and an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. She is currently pursuing a PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California, where she is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA