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Safia Elhillo • صافية الحلو  SAAH-fya eL-HILL-oh • alien from sudanese origin • author of #TheJanuaryChildren (@univnebpress 2017) • mgmt: @beotiscreative • ‼️NO DMs PLEASE ‼️

at the arab american book awards i got to hang out with friends and watch my poem-heroes be charmed by my mama #isthataworldtouroryourgirlstour2k

my best friend of 17 years turns 28 today & is the smartest beautifulest kindest & it’s the true joy & honor of my life to grow up next to this baddie 🎈🎈🎈update from life in the scorpio sandwich 💕

my bbgirl/lifelong bestie turned 28 & only gets more brilliant & beautiful with the passing of time mashallah, so yes my life in the scorpio sandwich is going gr8 thanks 🎉

i’ve started sending out a monthly newsletter (yesterday was issue 2!) as a way to hold myself accountable to a different sort of writing that doesn’t come from my poetry brain. so far the loose form is that i’ll be talking clothes, books, list any upcoming readings, a tiny playlist and a prompt. tinyletter.com/mafiasafia to subscribe ✨

portrait of the artist with big leather energy & newly diagnosed astigmatism (by @hieuminhbeing 💕)

talked to Tim Lynch at Tell Tell about form and how writing about Abdelhalim Hafez felt like finding the perfect garment lol

praying for better health insurance so i can get real glasses, captured by my love @hieuminhbeing at @dodgepoetry 💕

@dodgepoetry ur so cute but anyway the highlight was a white woman mistaking @hieuminhbeing for ntozake shange

thanks to a game @eloisaam invented one night on twitter, alongside Eloisa i got to do one of the most fun assignments of my whole life 💕 check out “Style Files: 10 Looks Inspired by Beautiful Book Covers” now on ELLE.com!

my love Sarah Kay helped produce a new web series with @tededucation that brings animation & poetry together, called “There's a Poem For That!" the first episode features my poem, “to make use of water,” beautifully animated by Jeffig Le Bars & Jérémie Balais 💕 lil interview at the end also

the kind folks at @playgroundbooks translated my poem, MEN FOLLOW ME, into Spanish ✨

marking the beginning of I Can’t Go to Chicago szn (aka every season that isn’t high summer) with this very cute picture of the squad at pitchfork

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