Tarfia Faizullah’s poems appear widely in periodicals and anthologies both in America and abroad, and have been translated into Bengali, Spanish, and Chinese. 

Her first book, Seam (SIU 2016) is the recipient of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, a GLCA New Writers’ Award, a VIDA Best Book of the Year Award, and a Milton Kessler First Book Award. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright fellowship, and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Vermont Studio Center, and Kenyon Review. Her second collection, Register of Illuminated Villages, is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2018. Tarfia co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and Video Series with Jamaal May, and is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Poetry at University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program.


BA | University of Texas at Austin
MFA | Virginia Commonwealth University