Poet Ladan Osman’s first collection, The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, was the winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry. Born in Somalia, she has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, and the Michener Center. Osman’s poems have appeared in Narrative Magazine, The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, and Waxwing. Writing of her new book of poems, Exiles of Eden, Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah says, “Osman has an abundance of talent, and she is one of a kind.”
This reading was made possible with the support of the Jane Flanders Fund and the Marianne Moore Fund for the Study of Poetry.