Hafizah Geter

Brooklyn, New York, United States

HAFIZAH GETER received her BA in English & Economics from Clemson University, and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She is a South Carolina native currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Hafizah is a Cave Canem Fellow and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 “Discovery” / Boston Review Contest. Her poem "paula" received an Honorable Mention in RHINO's 2011 Editors' Prize. The recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers, and a finalist in the Fifth Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in BOXCAR Poetry Review, RHINO, Drunken Boat, Columbia Poetry Review, New Delta Review, Memorious, Vinyl, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Hot Street, Pinwheel Journal, Linebreak, and Narrative Magazine.

Hafizah also serves as a poetry editor at Phantom Limb Press and was formerly an assistant editor at YesYes Books. Formerly the Programs & Communications Coordinator at

  • Work
    • Scenarios USA
  • Education
    • Clemson University
    • Columbia College Chicago