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Samaa Abdurraqib

Poet Samaa Abdurraqib moved to Maine in 2010 to teach college students. By the time that job was over, she’d fallen in love with Maine and decided to stay for a bit. PhD school taught Samaa that words need to be researched and well-argued to be powerful, and she got very good at creating those kinds of words, but forgot how to write other kinds of words. After 15 years away from poetry and creative non-fiction, Samaa is trying to be brave once again. Samaa published her first chapter book "Each Day Is Like an Anchor" in late 2020.


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