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Saddiq Dzukogi 

Saddiq Dzukogi is a Nigerian poet and assistant professor of English at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla, selected by Carolyn Forché as winner of the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the 2022 Julie Suk Award. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the Nebraska Art Council, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PEN America, and Ebedi International Residency. His poetry is featured in various publications, including POETRY, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Poetry London, Guernica, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, and Prairie Schooner. He lives and writes from Starkville, Mississippi, and is at work on his next book, an epic poem, “Bakandamiya.”