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Haymarket Spring Poetry Showcase

Pre-order Hope Wabuke’s The Body Family, publishing in April:

Pre-order Noor Hindi’s DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW., publishing in May:

Pre-order Maya Marshall’s All the Blood Involved in Love, publishing in June:


Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. She is a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW. is her debut collection of poems. She lives in Dearborn. Follow her on Twitter @MyNrhindi.

Maya Marshall is the author of chapbook Secondhand and cofounder of underbelly, a journal on the practical magic of poetic revision. She has earned fellowships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Callaloo, Watering Hole, Community of Writers and Cave Canem. Marshall previously served as artist-in-residence at Northwestern University and as faculty for Loyola University. She is the 2021-2023 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.

Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir Please Don’t Kill My Black Son Please. Hope has published in The Guardian, The Root, Los Angeles Review of Books, and NPR among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a founding board member and former Media & Communications Director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT.

Suzi F. Garcia is a Peruvian-American poet and editor raised in the South. She is the author of the poetry chapbook A Homegrown Fairytale (Bone Bouquet, 2020), focusing on queering the reader relationship with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. She is an upcoming editor for POETRY and executive editor of Noemi Press, where she has edited several award-winning books of poetry, craft, and more.