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Safia Jama

Safia Jama is a Cave Canem graduate fellow, born to a Somali father and an Irish-American mother in Queens, New York. Her manuscript was a semi-finalist in the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry.

jama2 Poetry

The seals are synchronized swimming again, like sad old ladies
in frilly bathing caps

My grandma nicknamed me Lemonade because I was yellow and ridged and buttery as
popcorn in that yellow sweater

Safia Jama