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Safiya Sinclair's first full-length collection, Cannibal (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2016), won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award. It was one of BuzzFeed's Best Poetry Books of 2016, one of The New Yorker's "Books We Loved in 2016," and a Publishers Weekly "Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2016." Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sinclair is currently a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Poetry magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, New England Review, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, and the Iowa Review. In 2015, she won the Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest. She has been awarded fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Amy Clampitt Residency Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.
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