Yahya Frederickson


1104 7th Ave. S. MSU Moorhead / English Dept.
Moorhead, MN 56563

Author's Bio

Yahya Frederickson is a poet and professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, as well as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yemen. He holds a PhD from the University of North Dakota, an MFA from the University of Montana, and a BA from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Publications & Prizes

New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims (Red Hen Press, 2021)
Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear (Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, 2017)
In a Homeland Not Far: New & Selected Poems (Press 53, 2017)
The Gold Shop of Ba-'Ali (Lost Horse Press, 2014)
The Birds of al-Merjeh Square: Poems from Syria (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
Month of Honey, Month of Missiles (Tigertail Productions, 2009)
Returning to Water (Dacotah Territory Press, 2006)
Trilogy (Dacotah Territory Press, 1986)
Prizes won: 
  • 2013 Idaho Prize, Lost Horse Press, for The Gold Shop of Ba-'Ali. Judge: Sam Hamill.
  • 2013 Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry for The Birds of al-Merjeh Square: Poems from Syria. Judge: Christopher Bursk.
  • 2013 Lake Region Arts Council / McKnight Foundation Fellowship Literary/Performance grant.
  • 2002 Quarter After Eight Prize in Prose. Judge: Maureen Seaton.
  • 1998, 1997 Academy of American Poets Thomas McGrath Memorial Award.

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Nashville, TN
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Moorhead, MN
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Last update: Jul 13, 2023