Hafizah Augustus Geter

Hafizah Augustus Geter was born in Zaria, Nigeria. She received her BA in English and economics from Clemson University, her MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago, and her MFA in nonfiction from New York University.

Geter is the author of the memoir The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin (Penguin Random House, 2022), as well as the poetry collection Un-American (Wesleyan University Press, 2020). Geter’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Narrative Magazine, The New Yorker, and Tin House, among others.

Geter is a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit and lives in Brooklyn, New York, on Lenape land.