Amy Lemmon + Safia Jama
Amy Lemmon is the author of two previous poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009) and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2011). Her writing has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is Professor and Chairperson of English and Communication Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY and lives in New York City.
Safia Jama was born to a Somali father and an Irish American mother in Queens, New York. She is the author of “Notes on Resilience,” which was selected for the New-Generation African Poets chapbook box set series edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani (Akashic Books, 2020).