Sagirah Shahid was the featured poet in Wisdom Ways Fall 2019 catalog. Here, read her poems that were featured in the catalog.

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Featured Poet Sagirah Shahid:

Sagirah Shahid is a Black Muslim arts educator, poet and performance artist whose work seeks to make sense of the complexities of being human. Her many awards include a 2015 Loft Mentor Series Award in Poetry, a 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, a 2017 Minnesota Center for Book Arts mentorship award, and Our Space is Spoken Fora public arts and performance fellowship. Sagirah has collaborated with many groups, including the Minnesota Orchestra and public arts project Nicollet Lanterns, which transformed poems into functional sculptural lanterns.

Learn More About Sagirah Shahid


Loft Mentor Series 2016:
Sagirah Shahid

From the Belly of a Burning
Sagirah Shahid