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Marwa Helal joins M.F.A. faculty for summer residency 

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Poet and nonfiction author Marwa Helal is joining Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Randolph College as a guest member of the faculty. She will teach poetry and creative nonfiction courses during the upcoming summer residency. 

Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest. She is also the author of the chapbook, I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2017), and has been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, and Cave Canem. Helal’s work has also appeared in Apogee, Hyperallergic, Boston Review, Poets & Writers, Winter Tangerine, and elsewhere. 

Helal has presented her work at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Brooklyn Museum. Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from The New School and her B.A. in journalism and international studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.

For more information, visit her website at http://marshelal.com/.



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