Hailing from the great city of Newark, NJ, Sakinah Hofler is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, among other literary journals, and her plays have been produced by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She has won the Yemassee Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Manchester Fiction Prize, and the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. She has received fellowships from the Albert C. Yates Foundation, the Kingsbury Foundation, and the Taft Research Center as well as support from the P.E.O. Scholar Award and Poets & Writers. A TED Speaker and former chemical engineer for the United States Department of Defense, she will be joining Princeton’s faculty this fall as a lecturer in Princeton’s Writing Program.