Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel is a queer Kenyan poet and the author of Migritude (Kaya Press, 2010), which was short-listed for the 2009 Camaiore Literary Prize. She is also a recipient of the VONA and FannyAnn Eddy Poetry Awards, 

Patel is the public affairs editor at the Massachusetts Review and lives on the ancestral homelands of the Muhheaconneok (Mohican) and Wabanaki peoples.