Rasaq Malik

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RASAQ MALIK is a co-founder of Àtẹ́lẹwọ́, the first indigenous online journal devoted to publishing literary work written in the Yoruba language in Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan. His chapbook, No Home In This Land, selected for Chapbook Box edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani has been published. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, Antigonish Review, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Lit Hub, Michigan Quarterly Review, Minnesota Review, New Orleans Review, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, Salt Hill, Spillway, Southern Humanities Review, Stand, Transition, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He won Honorable Mention in 2015 Best of the Net for his poem “Elegy”, published in One. In 2017, Rattle and Poet Lore nominated his poems for the Pushcart Prize. He was shortlisted for Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2017. He was a finalist for Sillerman First Book for African Poets in 2018.