Safia Jama was born in Queens, New York to a Somali father and an Irish-American mother. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and a graduate of Harvard College, she earned an MFA in poetry from Rutgers University-Newark and has interned at the Poetry Society of America. Her poetry appears in RHINO, Toe Good Poetry, Reverie, The New Sound, Cooper Street, the Offing, and the Cave Canem Anthology XIII.  Safia’s reviews have been spotlighted by the Poetry Foundation and her prose can be read at The Volta blog, English Kills Review, Bryant Park’s Word for Word, and NPR’s Schoolbook, with work forthcoming in Boston Review. She is nonfiction editor at Apogee Journal.

Photo credit: Jess X. Chen





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