Tarfia Faizullah

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Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, and Ninth Letter. A Kundiman fellow, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as associate editor of Blackbird. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. She is an editor for Asian American Literary Review and Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press. After a short residence in DC, she moved to Detroit.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/faizullah-tarfia/

Submitted by Kim Roberts, December 2013

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