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Lucas Artists Fellow

  • PRACTICE : Poetry
  • FROM : USA
Tarfia Faizullah was born in 1980 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Midland, Texas. She is the author of Seam (SIU 2014). Her poems have been published widely in periodicals and anthologies both in the United States and abroad. Her poems have been translated into Persian, Chinese, Bengali, and Spanish. In 2016, she was recognized by Harvard Law School as one of 50 Women Inspiring Change. Tarfia co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and Video Series with Jamaal May. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan as the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor in Poetry. Her spirit animal is a baby panda.