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Safiya Sinclair

Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan

About The Author

Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award in Literature, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Cannibal was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books of the Year, was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Seamus Heaney First Book Award in the UK, and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize.


in person
Free Library of Philadelphia
In Person
In conversation with Airea D. Matthews
1901 Vine Street
Pennsylvania, PA 19103
in person
Atlanta History Center
In Person
In conversation with Tiphanie Yanique
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Books by Safiya Sinclair