Nadia Owusu
AFTERSHOCKS (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. Her lyric essay chapbook, So Devilish a Fire, was a winner of the TAR chapbook series and was published in 2019. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar-es-Salaam, Kumasi, and London. By day, she leads research and racial equity at Living Cities, an economic racial justice organization. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Paris Review,  Catapult, The Rumpus, LUMINAThe Literary ReviewThe Cossack ReviewColumbia Journal, Assignment and the Bennington Review. She is a graduate of Pace University, Hunter College, and the Mountainview MFA program where she now teaches and where she won the Robert J. Begeibing Prize for exceptional work.