Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Mahtem Shiferraw
(2016)
Mahtem Shiferraw
"Origins and Intersections"
Poetry.LA Studio
5/22/2016
"Blood Disparities"
Poetry.LA Studio
5/22/2016
"In the Lion's Den"
Poetry.LA Studio
5/22/2016
Mahtem Shiferraw is a poet and visual artist who grew up in Ethiopia and Eritrea and now lives in Southern California. Winner of the 2015 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, she is the author of a full collection, FUCHSIA (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2016), and a chapbook, Behind Walls & Glass (Finishing Line Press, 2016). She is founder and executive editor of black lioness press & studio, promoting the literary and artistic work of people of color. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including The 2River View, Cactus Heart Press, Luna Luna Magazine, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and The Bitter Oleander Press. Shiferraw holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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