About Safia Jama

Safia Jama earned an M.F.A. in poetry from Rutgers University-Newark. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, she has poems appearing or forthcoming in RHINO, Reverie, Toe Good Poetry, The New Sound, and Cave Canem Anthology XIV. She has written essays and book reviews for The Volta blog, Bryant Park’s Word for Word, and NPR's SchoolBook. She is an alumna of the Soul Sister Revue reading series.


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An Evening with the Soul Sister Revue


Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 | 8,148 views

Soul Sister Review -- photo by Safia Jama

There’s been some good buzz around the reading series Soul Sister Revue, curated by the poet Cynthia Manick. I was eager to see how the series has taken shape since its early shows at Cornelia Street Café and the New York Poetry Festival.

I headed to Hi-Fi in the East Village on a recent Tuesday night. The back-room felt intimate in an old-school-Village kind of way, complete with red brick and a tiny stage.

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