Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award in Literature, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Sinclair’s other honors include a Pushcart Prize, fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Arizona State University, and is the guest editor for Poem-a-Day in October 2021. Her memoir, How to Say Babylon, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.