Photo by Tammy Lakkis

Kamelya Omayma Youssef is an NYC-based writer from Dearborn, Michigan, with roots in Jibbayn and Shmistar, Lebanon. She is the author of A book with a hole in it, which received the Carolyn Bush Award at Wendy’s Subway and is forthcoming this October. Currently, she teaches poetry at the City College of New York, edits poetry manuscripts, and co-facilitates Habibi Futurism, a generative workshop for collective futurist imaginings.