Hafizah Geter is a Nigerian-American poet, writer, and literary agent born in Zaria, Nigeria.
She received her BA in English and economics from Clemson University and an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Hafizah’s poetry and prose have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Boston Review, Longreads, and McSweeney’s Indelible in the Hippocampus, among others.
Hafizah serves on the planning committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is working on a full-length nonfiction project, THE BLACK PERIOD, about the intersection of queerness, anti-blackness, and living inside the bullseye of a country, and a novel about the collision of coming to America, the American dream, and climate change.
Hafizah is the author of the debut poetry collection
UN-AMERICAN from Wesleyan University Press (September 2020).
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