Poet, playwright, and scholar Malcolm Tariq grew up in Savannah, Georgia. He earned a BA and MA from Emory University and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is the author of Heed the Hollow (2019), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Georgia Author of the Year Award, and Extended Play (2017). Tariq completed a playwriting apprenticeship at Horizon Theater Company, and was a 2020-2021 resident playwright with Liberation Theatre Company. A former programs manager for Cave Canem, he is a senior manager for Prison and Justice Writing at PEN America. Tariq lives in New York.

Poems by Malcolm Tariq
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