We’re proud and excited to announce that Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “I Told the Water” has been selected for inclusion in Pushcart Prize XLII. “I Told the Water” appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MQR as part of the “Flint and Beyond” special section.
Faizullah is the Pushcart Prize-winning author of Register of Illuminated Villages (forthcoming from Graywolf in 2017), Seam (SIU, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, the 2015 VIDA Award, the Milton Kessler First Book Prize, and the GLCA New Writers’ Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Oxford American, jubilat, New England Review, The Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere, and are anthologized in The New Breakbeat Poets Anthology, Poems of Devotion, Excuse This Poem: 100 Poems for the Next Generation, The Book of Scented Things, and Best New Poets 2013. Honors include a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Fulbright Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center.
Faizullah has collaborated with rapper and emcee Brooklyn Shanti, composer Jacob Cooper, and photographer Elizabeth Herman. She is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in Poetry at the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program and co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press & Video Series with Jamaal May.