Threa Almontaser

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Threa Almontaser was born and raised in New York. She holds an MFA from North Carolina State University, where she also earned a TESOL certificate. (Photo credit: Yasmin Ali)
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The Wild Fox of Yemen

ISBN 9781644450505 Graywolf Press

By turns aggressively reckless and fiercely protective, always guided by faith and ancestry, Threa Almontaser’s incendiary debut asks how mistranslation can be a form of self-knowledge and survival. More about this book >

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Threa Almontaser

Threa Almontaser was born and raised in New York. She holds an MFA from North Carolina State University, where she also earned a TESOL certificate. She was the winner of the Unsilenced Grant for Muslim American women writers, the Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize, and the Claire Keyes Poetry Award. Almontaser’s debut collection of poetry, The Wild Fox of Yemen, was selected by Harryette Mullen for the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award. She is a Fulbright scholar and currently teaches English to immigrants and refugees in Raleigh.

(Photo credit: Yasmin Ali)

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