Saltwater Demands a Psalm

Year Title Publisher Prize Amount Judge
2022 Saltwater Demands a Psalm Graywolf Press $5,000 Tyehimba Jess


Born in The Gambia in 1997, Kweku Abimbola earned his MFA in Poetry Writing from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. His debut poetry collection, Saltwater Demands a Psalm, was selected by Tyehimba Jess as the winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets First Book Award.

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Kweku Abimbola