Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Hafizah Geter serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, and co-curates the reading series EMPIRE with Ricardo Maldonado. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and West Branch, among others. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in McSweeney's, VIDA Review, and The Volta. Hafizah is a Cave Canem Fellow, a 2018 VONA/Voices Fellow, and a 2018 92Y Women in Power Fellow. She is on the poetry committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and is an editor at Little A from Amazon Publishing where she acquires full length literary fiction and nonfiction.