Winner of the 2018 Poetry Prize judged by Tommy Pico

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George Abraham is a Palestinian-American poet, writer, and Bioengineering PhD candidate at Harvard University. They are the author of two poetry chapbooks: the specimen’s apology (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and al youm – for yesterday & her inherited traumas (the Atlas Review, 2017). He is the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, The Poetry Foundation, and The Watering Hole, as well as the honor of Best Poet from the College Union Poetry Slam International. Their writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, LitHub, The Rumpus, Beloit Poetry Journal, and anthologies such as Nepantla, Bettering American Poetry, and Beyond Memory – an Anthology of Arab American Creative Nonfiction (University of Arkansas Press, 2019). Their first full-length poetry collection, Birthright, is forthcoming with Button Poetry in 2020.