Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), recipient of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a 2018 Arab American Book Award. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, she holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in poetry from the New School. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, receiving a special mention for the 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was a co-winner of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize.