Poet | Editor, Little A | Board Member, VIDA | Co-Curator, EMPIRE
Hafizah Geter was born in Zaria, Nigeria, and she serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts and co-curates the reading series Empire with Ricardo Maldonado. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and West Branch, among others. She is on the poetry committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and has previously worked for literary organizations such as Cave Canem, PEN America Center, and Poets House. She received her BA in English and economics from Clemson University and her MFA from Columbia College Chicago. She is currently an editor at Little A from Amazon Publishing, where she acquires full length works of literary fiction and nonfiction, including Winter Loon by Susan Bernhard, Sons of Melilli by Marco Rafala, and Late Air by Jaclyn Gilbert.
Most agents will tell you, “Don’t quit your day job.” Even if you’re successful, chances are that writing won’t pay (all of) the bills. So what’s a writer to do? Consider a job in publishing. Whether it’s working as a publicist at a major house or as an ambassador for a literary nonprofit, there are […]