Farrah Sarafa

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

New York, NY 10013

Author's Bio

Award-winning poet and Professor of Literature and Modern Languages, Farrah's poems are included in global literary curricula. Anti-war activist of Palestinian-Chaldean descent, she is the founder Fractyll Culture Magazine. It focalizes the fragmentary layers of culture: Literature/Travel, Art/Fashion, Health/Dining, Race/Politics, Music/Film.

Publications & Prizes

Arabesques Review
Ascent Aspirations Magazine
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Frigg Magazine
Litchfield Review
Voices in Wartime
Prizes won: 

Marjorie Rappaport Competition

Annual Chistell Poetry Contest

SLS Summer Writing Scholarship and Grant


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
A.S. Byatt, Nathanial Hawthorne, D.H. Lawrence, Mahmud Darwish, Assia Djebar
What I'm reading now: 
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia, the Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart by Stephen & Thomas Amidon MD, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Altruism by Matthieu Ricard, Write Naked by Jennifer Probst

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Arab American
Fluent in: 
Arabic, English, French, Italian
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Last update: Jun 16, 2019