Point of Contact's annual poetry reading series CRUEL APRIL welcomes Safia Elhillo for the season finale on THURSDAY, APRIL 26. Elhillo will present her new work featured in the 2018 edition of Corresponding Voices, Vol.11, published by Point of Contact, edited by Jules Gibbs, Tere Paniagua and Kathy Everly.
Reading will be followed by an intimate reception with the poet.
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Free Parking available on the SU lot, corner of West and W Feyette.
Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, she received a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in poetry at the New School. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation, Crescendo Literary, and The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies including “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop,” her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, and Greek. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology “Halal If You Hear Me.” She is currently a teaching artist with Split This Rock.
This program is possible thanks to the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) at Syracuse University, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), CNY Arts and SU’s Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics.