Hope Wabuke


Author's Bio

Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the poetry collection The Body Family (forthcoming from Haymarket Books in spring 2022) and the chapbooks her, The Leaving, and Movement No.1: Trains. She writes literary and cultural criticism for NPR, is poetry editor for Ruminate Magazine, and is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Publications & Prizes

The Body Family (Haymarket Books, 2022)
her (Locked Horn Press, 2019)
The Leaving (Akashic Books, 2016)
Movement No. 1: Trains (Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 
  • National Endowment for the Arts Award in Poetry
  • Locked Horn Press Chapbook Prize
  • Barbara Deming Memoral Fund for Women Writers Award

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Last update: Feb 16, 2021