Greenlight Poetry Salon: Safia Elhillo

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Watch this recording of Greenlight Bookstore’s Poetry Salon event and book release party for Safia Elhillo’s Girls That Never Die (One World, 2022), hosted by Angel Nafis and featuring readings by Jay Deshpande, Shira Erlichman, and Ladan Osman. For more from Elhillo, read her installment of our Ten Questions series.

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Hope Wabuke: The Body Family Book Launch

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Hope Wabuke celebrates the book launch for her debut poetry collection, The Body Family (Haymarket Books, 2022), with special guests Safia Elhillo and Ladan Osman in this virtual reading and conversation moderated by Aricka Foreman. Wabuke is featured in Literary MagNet in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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To Make Use of Water

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“Back home we are plagued by a politeness / so dense even the doctors cannot call things / what they are…” Safia Elhillo narrates her poem “To Make Use of Water” from her collection, The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), for this animated TED-Ed film directed by Jérémie Balais and Jeffig Le Bars.

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