fahima ifefahima ife is a devotional lyrical poet. She is associate professor of Black Aesthetics and Poetics at the University of California Santa Cruz where she also directs the Black Studies minor in the department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. She is author of Maroon Choreography and the forthcoming chapbook Abalone. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, and featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of the African Diaspora, Poets & Writers, Poetry Daily, The Kenyon Review, and The American Academy of Poets. She lives on the central California coast.