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Leila Chatti

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian American poet and the author of Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize and the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry; Tunsiya/ Amrikiya (Bull City Press, 2018); and Ebb (Akashic Books, 2018).

Chatti served as the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at Cleveland State University and as the provost graduate fellow in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Cincinnati. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Chatti is currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College.

Leila Chatti